Oregon Stadium Campaign
2004 :: Issue #10
MLB to Portland warms up
The New Year may have brought snow and ice, but
the effort to bring MLB to Portland is heating back up.
Last week, Major
League Baseball announced its steadfast intention to relocate the Montreal
Expos for the 2005 season, with a decision to be made by this summer. MLB
emphasized ballpark financing as the key component of relocation bids, and the
Oregon Stadium Campaign and City of Portland are working to complete the
ballpark financing plan in the next two months. The Sunday Oregonian reviewed
the current status of Portland's bid and the MLB relocation
process in further detail.
An online Q&A with
David Kahn - Monday, January 26th
On Monday Jan. 26th from
11am to 12pm PST, David Kahn of the Oregon Stadium Campaign will field your
questions on the OSC website.
Submit your questions now (simply select "Reply" at the bottom
of the page).
ESPN's Rob Neyer talks about
Portland's MLB effort
Author, and senior baseball writer for
ESPN, Rob Neyer is the interview subject this month on the OSC website. The
interview talks extensively about the MLB to Portland effort, the Expos, and
the type of ballpark that might work in Portland. In an earlier ESPN.com story,
Neyer analyzed successful MLB markets and concluded that Portland
is a viable home for MLB and "could settle right in with cities like
Denver, St. Louis, Cleveland, and San Diego." The
Rob Neyer interview follows the recent OSC interview with
Bob Costas, who discussed MLB relocation and several other
topics in November.
What can you do to
The Oregon Stadium Campaign has made incredible strides
thanks to the support of countless donors and volunteers. We are actively
seeking support from our thousands of supporters as the campaign enters its
final stage. We encourage you to consider a small donation of $25, $50, or $100
to help make MLB in Oregon a reality. In return, you will receive recognition
for the donation on the OSC website and complimentary OSC gifts.
to the OSC Supporters page for details!
The Oregon Stadium Campaign wishes to
extend our sincere thanks for your continued support, and wishes you all the
best in the New Year. With your help, MLB in Portland will become a
The proud founding
sponsors of the Oregon Stadium Campaign are:
The Confederated Tribes of
Grand Ronde, Oregon
Group and Moffatt/Rosenthal.