Portland to support Milwaukie’s minor league baseball bid


The city of Portland has pledged to support Milwaukie’s bid to lure a minor league baseball team.

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The city of Portland has pledged to support Milwaukie’s bid to lure a minor league baseball team.

 

[Portland Mayor Sam] Adams committed to lend Portland staff who are experts in facilities development to help land the team and figure out how the future Tacoma light rail station can best serve the potential stadium and downtown Milwaukie, [Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy] Ferguson said.

Milwaukie wants to buy an 8-acre property occupied by an Oregon Department of Transportation maintenance yard to build the baseball stadium. The city is working with Mike Higgins, a former PGE Park official, to find a team from the Northwest League. The stadium would seat 4,000 people, plus skyboxes, and cost between $20 million and $30 million, by early estimations.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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