Restore Oregon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving Oregon’s historic places, and the Portland Diamond Project announced Tuesday that the Jantzen Beach Carousel could be incorporated into plans for a Major League Baseball development along the Willamette River in northwest Portland. Read more here. View photos and renderings here.
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Proposed Portland Ballpark Development Could Feature Historic Carousel
Can PDP Succeed in Bringing MLB to Portland?
While it may be difficult to envision it, Terminal 2 could, in a little more than three years, be completely transformed. The Portland Diamond Project (PDP) has chosen this riverfront expanse for a 32,000-seat stadium that would be home to Portland’s first Major League Baseball team. Read more here.
Rumors Fly About Another Potential Ballpark Site in Portland
The Portland Diamond Project says it’s pushing ahead on a plan for a baseball stadium at a Northwest Portland cargo terminal, but rumors are flying over another potential site: the Lloyd Center mall. Read more and view renderings here.
Portland Diamond Project Signs Labor Agreement
Despite not having a Major League Baseball team yet, the Portland Diamond Project signed a labor agreement with the Oregon Arm of the American Federation of Labor. That means future employees in concessions, retail, maintenance, media and more could organize and join a union. Read more and watch news report here.
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Time Running Out for Securing Targeted Location for Portland Ballpark?
The effort to lure Major League Baseball to Portland (OR) continues to move forward, but questions as to whether the group can complete the land purchase of its preferred ballpark site location remain unanswered. Read more here.
Portland Diamond Project Gets Six More Months
The Portland Diamond Project will get up to six more months to study a Northwest Portland marine cargo terminal as a potential baseball stadium site before it has to commit. Read more here.
Portland Diamond Project to Shift Summer Gears
The plan to bring Major League Baseball to Portland (OR) is rounding the bases, and its founder believes this summer is going to be a grand slam. Read more here.
Portland Diamond Project Faces Deadline
The clock is ticking for the Portland Diamond Project to start paying real money to reserve a marine cargo terminal for its billion-dollar baseball park — or give up on building at the site. Read more and view new renderings gallery here.
Talking Portland Ballpark Site, Investors
There’s a six-foot cyclone fence surrounding the waterfront parcel located at 3556 NW Front Ave. in Portland. On top of that fence, three strands of barbed wire stretch the length of the property, keeping people like me out. Read more here.
Details of Portland Diamond Project’s Letter of Intent Revealed
A letter of intent between the Port of Portland and a group seeking to build a Major League Baseball-caliber stadium calls for the private group to pay up to $1.5 million over two years to exclusively negotiate redevelopment of a waterfront site. The group would then pay the Port at least $900,000 a year as they build out the property. The property lease would have an initial term of 55 years with options for extensions. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Lease & Contracts, Stadium Issues
Portland Diamond Project Announces Land Deal
The group seeking to lure a MLB baseball team to Portland is expected to announce Today that it’s reached a tentative deal to buy land for a new stadium. The leading candidate appears to be the Port of Portland’s Terminal 2, a marine cargo terminal in Northwest Portland. Read more and view photos here.
We are thrilled to announce that the Portland Diamond Project has signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to develop the Port’s 45-acre Terminal 2 property. Release: https://t.co/Ddi79kP4i7 #MLBtoPDX pic.twitter.com/B7PvImtXvB
— Portland Diamond Project (@PDXDiamondProj) November 29, 2018
Site for Proposed MLB Ballpark in Portland Could be Revealed Soon
During a radio appearance Monday, Portland Diamond Project managing director Mike Barrett said if all goes well, the acquisition of a property for a new baseball stadium could be announced in four to six weeks. Read more here.
Filed under League & Franchise, Market & Location, Stadium Issues
Land Eyed for Portland Ballpark No Longer Available
A large Northwest Portland industrial site eyed for a potential Major League Baseball stadium has been sold to a group of longtime real-estate investors and developers. Read more here.
NFL QB Russell Wilson and Pop Star Ciara Join Group to Bring MLB to Portland
A day after announcing they were investing in a group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, Russell Wilson and Ciara visited the Rose City to check out potential sites for a stadium. Read more and watch news report here.
Third Site Surfaces for Proposed Portland Ballpark
The group looking to bring a Major League Baseball team to Portland (OR) has inquired about a third site for a potential stadium. Read more and watch news report here.
Renderings of Proposed MLB Ballpark in Portland
Photographs of architectural renderings of a proposed Major League Baseball stadium show backers of the pro-ball effort envision their team playing in a sleek, open stadium near the Willamette River. Read more and view renderings here.
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Portland Group Makes Offer on Two Properties for MLB Ballpark
On Tuesday, a group in Portland (OR) that has been working quietly for months on a plan to develop a ballpark that would host a Major League Baseball team announced that they had made an offer for two properties where the ballpark could potentially be built. Read more here.
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