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Milwaukie Pulls Plug On Ballpark Project

The City of Milwaukie (OR) has decided shelve a plan to build a new baseball stadium, after time ran out to provide a needed economic feasibility study for building a more modest facility for a summer collegiate West Coast League franchise, after talks broke down with the Single-A Northwest League.  Read more here.

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Milwaukie Set To Consider Proposal for WCL Ballpark Next Tuesday, Deadline Looms

After voting 3-2 to consider building a more modest ballpark for the summer collegiate West Coast League after talks with the Single-A Northwest League broke down, the Milwaukie (OR) City Council will review next Tuesday an updated economic impact study and architectural plans for a 2,000-seat baseball stadium.  Read more here.  The city is reportedly facing an Aug. 23 Continue reading

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Milwaukie Takes Next Steps with West Coast League

The Milwaukie (OR) City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to press ahead with a proposed new minor-league baseball stadium project, contingent upon determining the economic impact of building a smaller ballpark and bringing in a summer collegiate West Coast League franchise, after talks with the Single-A Northwest League broke down.  Read more here.

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West Coast League Steps Up to Plate in Milwuakie

Now that talks between Milwuakie (OR) and the Single-A Northwest League have collapsed, the summer collegiate West Coast League has taken a seat at the negotiating table.  Read more hereRead statement from the mayor here.

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Northwest League a No Go in Milwaukie, West Coast League Presented as Option

Milwaukie (OR) officials have announced that talks with the Single-A Northwest League to lure an existing franchise to a proposed new ballpark in town have come to a disappointing end.  Quite simply, there is no team availabe, because the Yakima Bears Continue reading

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Milwaukie (OR) Still in the Game, But What Team?

The Portland suburb of Hillsboro muscled ahead of Milwaukie in the ballpark sweepstakes to lure a Single-A Northwest League franchise.  Despite Hillsboro’s success in snagging the Yakima Bears, Milwaukie expects to secure commitments for a team and a Continue reading

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Milwaukie (OR) Takes Next Ballpark Steps

While Hillsboro (OR) put off a vote to build a new ballpark for a Single-A Northwest League team, the Milwaukie (OR) City Council voted unanimously to move forward with their ballpark plan.  However, the city wants a commitment from the league by July 31 to bring a team to Milwaukie, if the stadium is built.  Read more here.

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Milwaukie (OR) to Decide Action on New Ballpark Proposal Next Week

The Milwaukie (OR) City Council will decide whether or not to move forward with a plan to build a new ballpark for a Single-A Northwest League franchise at a hearing on May 15.  As you know, Hillsboro (OR) is the newest entry in the Portland-area baseball market sweepstakes, and Vancouver (WA) has fallen by the wayside.  Read more here.

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Milwuakie (OR) Blazes New Ballpark Trail

The City of Milwuakie (OR) has hired former Portland Trail Blazers executive and Portland Business Association president J.E. Isaac as the chief consultant to help bring a Single-A Northwest League franchise to the city.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Milwaukie (OR) Ballpark Design Options Unveiled

Following up on yesterday’s posting that the city of Milwaukie (OR) is moving forward with the second phase of the proposed new ballpark project for a yet-to-be-named Single-A Northwest League franchise, 360 Architecture showed off several potential designs. View one design here.  We like the seemingly larger-than-typical covered grandstand.  Read more here.

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Milwaukie (OR) Ballpark Project Takes Next Step

At a special public meeting last night to discuss Phase I of the proposed new ballpark for a yet-to-be-named Single-A Northwest League franchise, the Milwaukie (OR) City Council heard from strong supporters and staunch opponents.  In the end, after a three-hour meeting, the council voted 3-2 to authorize moving on to Phase II.  Blogger and long-time Portland Beavers/ Rockies fan Steve Armbrust was on the scene and Continue reading

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Progress Report on New Ballpark Scheduled for Monday

City of Milwaukie (OR) staff are scheduled to give a progress report on the proposal to build a new ballpark for a yet-to-be-named team from the Single-A Northwest League during the city council’s meeting on Monday.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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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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Ballpark Listening Sessions Continue in Milwaukie (OR)

The City of Milwaukie (OR) has held two of three scheduled public “listening lounge” sessions to discuss the proposed new baseball stadium for a yet-t0-be-identified Northwest League team.  While concerns were raised, there doesn’t yet appear to be any major opposition to the project.  The final listening session will take place on Thursday, Nov. 17.  Read more here.

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New Milwaukie (OR) Ballpark: Limited Noise, Light Pollution

According to preliminary projections commissioned by the City of Milwuakie (OR), light and noice from the proposed new ballpark would have a limited impact on surrounding neighborhoods.  Read more and view impact maps here.

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Meetings Planned for Public Vetting of Milwaukie Ballpark Proposal

The City of Milwaukie (OR) has scheduled three public meetings to allow citizens to weigh in on the proposed new baseball stadium targeted for Oregon Department of Transportation property south of Milwaukie.  The so-called listening posts are scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Wednesday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 17.  Read more here.

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Milwaukie (OR) Takes Next Ballpark Steps

The Milwaukie (OR) City Council voted on Tuesday night to authorize the city to hire three companies to determine the feasibility of building a new minor league baseball stadium.  The three companies tapped to handle the duties are Innovative Campaign Strategies, 360 Architecture, and Capital Project Consultants.  Read more here.

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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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Milwaukie (OR) Trolling for NWL Team to Fill New Ballpark

As we previously posted, the city of Milwaukie (OR), a suburb of teamless Portland, is pursuing a new 4,000-seat ballpark for a yet-to-be-determined Single-A Northwest League franchise.  The Yakima Bears are the obvious target, particularly if Vancouver (WA) stumbles, but based on attendance numbers and the quality of the Continue reading

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Milwaukie (Oregon) Envisions Field of Dreams

Milwaukie (OR) City Councilor Joe Loomis has a redevelopment dream for an industrial zone full of warehouses and outlets stores along McLoughlin Boulevard between Portland and Milwaukie.  His vision includes a new 4,000-seat ballpark for a Single-A Northwest League club, brew pubs, and other economic revitalization.  Look out, Vancouver!  Read more here and here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the links.

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