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Supporters Must Raise $3 Million to Truly Save Civic Stadium

Eugene Emeralds logoThe Eugene (OR) School Board on Wednesday selected the city’s $4.5 million bid to buy the shuttered Civic Stadium property, but the deal won’t be consummated by the city unless supporters raise $3 million in the next few months to renovate the old wooden grandstand and install a new sports field.  Read more hereVisit Friends of Civic Stadium here.

Civic Stadium Rendering

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Groups Rally for Competing Civic Stadium Proposals

Eugene Emeralds logoWith the future of the former home of the Single-A Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League) hanging in the balance, community groups held separate rallies Saturday to build public support for their divergent visions for historic Civic StadiumRead more hereRead ballpark editorial hereVisit Friends of Civic Stadium hereView Save Civic Stadium rally photo here.

Civic Stadium Soccer Rendering

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Four Bids Submitted for Eugene’s Old Civic Stadium

Eugene_Emeralds LogoEugene (OR) School District received four proposals by Tuesday afternoon’s deadline to submit offers for Civic Stadium, the former home of the Single-A Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League), and the property on which it sits.  The offers ranged from a low of $16.56 to a high of $5 million.  Read more hereView proposals here.

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Groups to Present Plan Tonight to Save Civic Stadium

A meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. for allies Civic Stadium Sports and Entertainment and Friends of Civic Stadium to present a plan to save historic Civic Stadium in Eugene (OR).  A pro soccer team is contemplated as the primary tenant for a renovated facility.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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New Proposal to Save Civic Stadium

Three interested parties have banded together to offer a one-year lease deal to the Eugene School District to save historic Civic Stadium, former home of the Single-A Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League), from the wrecking ball.   The new group, Civic Community Group, is made up of Save Civic Stadium, the Eugene YMCA, and Ron Crasilneck, owner of Market of Choice.  Read more here.

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Volunteers Clean Up Civic Stadium Yard

Despite the fact that the future of historic Civic Stadium in Eugene (OR) is still up in the air, a crew of more than 20 volunteers organized by the “Save Civic Stadium” group showed up at the old ballpark on Saturday for a day of on-field clean up.  Read more and view video here.

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Civic Stadium: Fred Meyer Bid on Deck for Wednesday

Despite the last-minute offer made by Rick Wright, owner of Market of Choice grocery chain, to lease old Civic Stadium for $250,000 a year for three years, the Eugene School Board could vote to accept the Fred Meyer supermarket bid on Wednesday over the development proposals submitted by Save Civic Stadium and the YMCA.  Read more hereView all three proposals hereView the board’s agenda for Wednesday here.

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Days Numbered for Civic Stadium?

The development plans put forth by the “Save Civic Stadium” group and the YMCA did not make the grade for Eugene (OR) Superintendent George Russell.  He has recommended that the Eugene School Board adopt the Fred Myer plan for improving the historic site, on which now-neglected Civic Stadium sits.  However, hope remains to save the old ballpark, as the board must still vote on the plans.  Read more hereView video here.

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School Board Agrees to Delay Consideration of Civic Stadium Proposals

At the request of the Eugene (OR) City Council, the Eugene School Board voted on Wednesday to temporarily delay consideration of three proposals submitted by developers, including the Save Civic Stadium group, to buy or lease historic Civic Stadium and the property on which it sits.  Reportedly, a new committee of stakeholders will now be appointed to explore public-private options to preserve the old ballpark and Continue reading

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