September 7th, 2010 5:33 pm | by BETH SLOVIC News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Sports, City Hall

Crowd at PGE Park Quadruples for Last Baseball Game

PGE Park on Sept 6, 2010

Attendance at yesterday's final Beavers baseball game at PGE Park rose to 15,639 from a season average of 4,098, according to the Triple-A team.

The nearly two-year-long debate about baseball that preceded the team's exit from PGE Park Monday had one overarching theme that came to mind while I was sitting in the general-admission section yesterday: Merritt Paulson, the Beavers' owner, said PGE Park was simply too large to offer fans an "intimate" experience.

Yesterday's sell-out crowd probably didn't fit Paulson's definition of "intimate." All last year as he worked with city leaders to find a new Portland home for the Beavers, he pitched new baseball stadium projects that would have had about 8,000 seats.

But yesterday's game was pretty thrilling as the Beavers took on and eventually beat the Las Vegas 51s 6-5. Did anyone care it wasn't an "intimate" setting?

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