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No Sin City Help for Proposed 51s Ballpark in Summerlin

Las Vegas 51s LogoBecause the proposed new ballpark for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s (Pacific Coast League) is slated for the planned community of Summerlin outside the city limits of Las Vegas, it is unlikely that public dollars from Sin City will be made available for the project.  According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman made the following three suggestions: Continue reading

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Clark County Nixes Proposed Tax to Fund Ballpark

Clark County (Vancouver, WA) has rejected a 5 percent admissions tax to pay for a new $19.5 million ballpark for the Single-A Yakima Bears (Northwest League).  As a result, the project appears dead for now.  Read more hereHello Milwaukie (OR)?

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Lead Business Group Backs Tax Plan for Ballpark

The Greater Vancouver (WA) Chamber of Commerce has officially endorsed a proposed plan for a 5-percent admissions tax to help pay for a new $19.5 million baseball stadium for the Single-A Yakima Bears (Northwest League).  Read more here.

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Admissions Tax Funding Revealed for New Vancouver Ballpark

The Clark County (Vancouver, WA) Board of Commissioners have released details on a proposed new 5 percent admissions tax to help pay for a new ballpark for the Single-A Yakima (WA) Bears (Northwest League).  Read more here.

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Vancouver Ballpark Funding Hearing Postponed

A public hearing on an admissions tax to help fund the proposed new $22.7 million baseball stadium at Clark College in Vancouver (WA) for the Single-A Yakima Bears (Northwest League) has been indefinitely postponed, after the Bears requested more time to rework their proposal.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Vancouver (WA) Ballpark Plan Rejected

The proposal to build a new $22.7 million ballpark in Clark County (Vancouver, WA) for the Single-A Yakima Bears with a 70-30 public-private funding split was rejected by commissioners on Wednesday.  A new proposal is now being floated by Commissioner Steve Stuart for a 40 percent public contribution, but it still involves an unwelcome tax increase.  On to Milwaukie (OR)Read more here.

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New Vancouver (WA) Ballpark Funding Options on Deck for Public Hearing Next Week

The Clark County (Vancouver, WA) Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing next Wednesday to consider public funding options for the proposed new ballpark on the campus of Clark College for the Single-A Yakima Bears (Northwest League).  Read more here.

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Vancouver Ballpark Study Released

The Columbia River Economic Development Council has released a commissioned study to determine the feasibility of  building a new $22.7 million ballpark in Clark County (Vancouver, WA) for the Single-A Yakima Bears (Northwest League).  The study estimates the project would generate $206.5 million in pubic-private investment over 20 years.  Read more here.

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Vancouver Will Engage in Ballpark Discussions with Clark County

The Vancouver (WA) City Council gave approval on Monday for the city manager to engage in talks with Clark County to determine its role, if any, in building a proposed new ballpark for the Single-A Yakima Bears (Northwest League).  Read more here.

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Progress on New Vancouver Stadium for Bears

There is still a long way to go here to lock in a ballpark deal in Clark County (Vancouver, WA) for the Single-A Yakima Bears, but progress is being made.  The Clark County Board of Commissioners are expected to sign off on a non-binding letter of intent with the Northwest League club on Tuesday, July 26.   An impact study commissioned by the CREDC will be released soon.  Read more here.

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Study Commissioned for Proposed Vancouver (WA) Ballpark

The Columbia River Economic Development Council has commissioned a study to determine the economic impact of a proposed new $23 million ballpark in Clark County (Vancouver, WA) for the Single-A Yakima (WA) Bears.  The study is expected to be completed by next week.  Read more here.

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Fans Show Support for Bears Despite Threatened Move

A near-capacity crowd of 2,246 showed up for the Yakima (WA) Bears’ home opener last night, despite talk about the team’s pending relocation to Vancouver (WA).  The capacity of Yakima County Stadium is 2,654.  Read more here.

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Will Bears Be Forced to Pony Up More?

According to Clark County (Vancouver, WA) Deputy Treasurer John Payne, a five percent countywide admissions tax would generate $965,000 per year, which only covers 53 percent of the capital construction costs for the proposed new $23 million ballpark for the Single-A Yakima (WA) Bears.  It looks like the 70/30 public/private split contemplated by the parties isn’t Continue reading

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Clark County Approves Exclusivity Deal with Yakima Bears

Clark County (Vancouver, WA) commissioners approved an agreement on Tuesday night that would lock the Single-A Yakima (WA) Bears into exclusive negotiations with Clark County for a new 3,500-seat ballpark on the campus of Clark College.  Read more here and here.

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Clark County Commissioners: ‘Three Stooges Version of Local Government’?

The Columbian sports editor Greg Jayne pokes fun at the Clark County (Vancouver, WA) commissioners for asking the Yakima (WA) Bears to sign an exclusivity agreement for negotiating a new ballpark, but then delaying a vote to approve it.  Read more here.

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Clark County Delays Vote to Approve Exclusivity Contract with Bears

Clark County (Vancouver, WA) Commissioners have decided to put off consideration of an exclusivity contract with the Single-A Yakima Bears until Tuesday, June 7.  Commissioners argued that the delay will allow for more public input into the idea of building a new ballpark for the Bears.  Read more here and here.

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