Bigger and better corn foul poles return to St. Paul Saints' CHS Field this season

The St. Paul Saints opened their 2016 season on Thursday night at CHS Field with an 8-3 win over the Gary Southshore Railcats. Once again this season, Minnesota’s corn farmers have a prominent place at CHS Field — a ballpark where farm field meets ball field.

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Like they were last season, the foul poles down the right- and left-field lines feature an eye-catching corn design. This season’s design is a little bit bigger, a little bit flashier, and another great way to promote the work of Minnesota’s corn farmers to grow food, feed, fiber and fuel for the entire world.

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Corn-themed foul poles aren’t the only thing the Minnesota Corn Growers have going on at CHS Field this season. The world’s largest game of corn toss is played between innings at every other home game. July 24 is Minnesota Corn Day at the stadium: The first 1,000 fans receive a mini-bat, which is great to add to your souvenir collection, but not so great if you’re trying to hit a home run off one of the corn foul poles.

foul poles 3Partnering with the Saints is a great way to reach an urban audience in the growing area of Lowertown St. Paul with a positive message about the work being done on corn farms throughout Minnesota. Be sure to get to a game this season (Reminder: July 24 is Minnesota Corn Day), admire the corn-themed foul poles, and cheer on the Saints to victory.

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