Oregon Stadium Campaign News

Portland, Play Ball!
August 26th, 2004 :: Issue #12

Plan Submitted to Major League Baseball

The City of Portland and Oregon Stadium Campaign are submitting to Major League Baseball a comprehensive document that details the completed finance plan for a Portland MLB ballpark. The finance plan reflects the collective pledge of the City and OSC to use revenues that are generated due to the presence of an MLB team and ballpark in Oregon. The document also provides updated site and costing information from HOK Sport and illustrates Portland's ability to support an MLB team.

Everybody involved in this process believes that any reader of this document will be persuaded that Portland is an MLB city in all aspects – finance plan, ballpark sites and a market that is primed for MLB – whether it is for the Expos, or for a future relocation. As reported recently in the San Francisco Chronicle, Portland is a likely destination for the Oakland A's, should the franchise move from the Bay Area.

The submission to Major League Baseball is a landmark moment in Oregon's quest for an MLB team and we extend a sincere thank you to all of you who have played such a crucial role in the campaign. Click here to view the submission to MLB on the Oregon Stadium Campaign website.

Play in the OSC Golf Tournament on October 7!

Join the Oregon Stadium Campaign at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on October 7 for the second OSC fundraising golf tournament. Foursomes, hole sponsorships and single player registrations are still available – come enjoy a day of golf and support the ongoing campaign to bring MLB to Oregon! Visit the Golf Tournament page on the OSC website for more information!

OSC Interview with Kevin Towers

The Oregon Stadium Campaign is pleased to debut our latest online interview with Oregon native and San Diego Padres VP and General Manager Kevin Towers. Kevin talks about his Oregon roots, making a trade during his wedding and of course, the possibility of MLB in Portland.

The proud founding sponsors of the Oregon Stadium Campaign are: Pacific Power, Platt Electric, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon Sports Authority, and the Portland Baseball Group.