April 7th, 2009 | by BETH SLOVIC News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, Sports, City Hall, Business

Adams Announces Proposed Locations for Baseball: Bye-Bye Memorial Coliseum

Rose Quarter

About 30 people met all day Monday and Tuesday, at Mayor Sam Adams' direction, to design a new Rose Quarter district that would accommodate a new stadium for both Merritt Paulson's AAA baseball Beavers and the Trail Blazers' longstanding plans for an entertainment zone.

And this afternoon, Adams publicly announced at a 4 p.m. press conference what was previously just a possibility: That the new plans will require demolishing the 49-year-old Memorial Coliseum.

The exact locations of the new baseball stadium and the entertainment district remain a matter of discussion, and city leaders haven't started to calculate how much it will cost to shoehorn all the new facilities south of Broadway.

City Council isn't set to vote on the proposal until April 22. A public "open house" is scheduled for April 14.

Check out tomorrow's WW for more on the implications of this decision.
 
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