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.
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 help?
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.
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 reality.