Second-largest college crowd opens new ballpark
MINNEAPOLIS - The first baseball game at the new outdoor stadium on the edge of downtown Minneapolis drew 36,056 people, curious to see the nation's newest major league ballpark.
On a mild late-in-March afternoon, the home-town fans saw much to delight the eye but little to cheer. The Minnesota Gophers fell hard to Louisiana Tech 9-1, one day after defeating the same team 3-2 at the Metrodome.
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