MINNEAPOLIS -- State lawmakers gave final approval at 5.am Sunday to finance an open-air stadium for the Twins, and University of Minnesota football team.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he plans to sign the bill, possibly at a Twins game this week.
A new $522-million Twins ballpark, paid for mostly by taxpayers, is scheduled to open in 2010.
The 42,000-seat stadium is earmarked for the west edge of downtown Minneapolis.