Sheriff Tommy Gibbons

A son of Saint Paul, Thomas J. Gibbons was a nearly undefeated heavyweight boxer. He started boxing professionally as a middleweight at the tender age of 20. Tommy was often compared to his brother Mike as he advanced to the Heavyweight class and developed a respectable punch. His biggest fight …

The St. Paul Civic Center

The Saint Paul Civic Center (renamed in 1998 to Riverplace Center) opened on January 1, 1973 and the Minnesota Fighting Saints became the new tenant and were strong for several seasons, making the playoffs in their first year. The old arena had seating capacity of approximately 16,000. The Civic Center …