Ryan Cos. has awarded contracts to six mostly local subcontractors who will help build the structure of the $63 million Lowertown Ballpark, the soon-to-be new home of the St. Paul Saints..

Minneapolis-based Ryan says more than 97 percent of the project will be completed by Minnesota-based contractors, vendors and consultants.

Here's the list that was released Thursday:

Pre-cast concrete: Hanson Structural Precast, Maple Grove, will install precast columns, beams, the deck plank, wall panels, raker beams, stadia sections, and seating tubs at the club/suite level.\

Cast-in-place concrete: Ryan Cos. will install cast-in-place concrete footings, grade beams, foundation walls, field walls, retaining walls, steps, and sidewalks.

Masonry: Serice Construction, Inc., Inver Grover Heights, will install structural and architectural concrete masonry units, including burnished blocks.

Food service equipment: Hockenbergs, Eagan, will install food service equipment.

Elevators: Schindler Elevators, Eagan, will install three hydraulic passenger elevators and one hydraulic service elevator.

Playing field: Peterson Cos., Chisago City, will install the complete playing field, including an environmental barrier, under-field drainage system, irrigation system, playing field soil mix, infield and warning track soils, sand-based sod for the playing field, and artificial turf for the indoor batting cages.

Seating: American Seating, Grand Rapids, Mich., will install the general, club-level and bleacher seating.

Steel supplier: Central Minnesota Fabricating, Willmar, will supply all of the structural steel and metal decking for the administration and ticketing building, the club/suite level, and custom supports for field lighting.

Previous contracts that have been awarded to Minnesota companies include Pladson Environmental, Minneapolis; Rachel Contracting, St. Michael; Skyline Fire Protection, Maple Grove; Hunt Electric, St. Paul; Schadegg Mechanical, South Saint Paul; Veit, Rogers; and Futures North, Minneapolis.

“Awarding these contracts is another huge step in the process of building this ballpark,” said Mark Maghrak, team leader for Ryan Cos., in a statement. “We have a great team, and we worked very hard to find as many local companies as possible. It’s exciting that so much of the money being spent to build this project will stay here in Minnesota.”

Construction of the ballpark began last spring, with Opening Day is slated for May 2015. 

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