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From left, Bruce Soma, George Gossman, John Norris, Bill Hargis and Mike Mularoni formed the Bring Our Teams Home group in order to build Royals Stadium in 1993. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)

A true home: Woodbury honors those who helped make Royals Stadium a reality 20 years ago

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In 2013 it may seem preposterous to think Woodbury High School athletic teams played their home games in Cottage Grove’s Park High School. But that’s exactly how it used to be.


For 17 years Woodbury’s football and soccer teams called Park’s “District Stadium” their home field.

However, in 1992 a group of five men began an initiative called “Bring Our Teams Home,” resulting in Royals Stadium being built at Woodbury High School.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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