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


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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 ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Adams' Savvy Move? The Mayor's Public Meeting on the Rose Quarter


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On Tuesday, April 14, Mayor Sam Adams is hosting an "open house" with the public to discuss his quickly-developed plans to tear down Memorial Coliseum and build a minor-league baseball stadium in the Rose Quarter. With only days to go before City Council is expected to vote on the project on April 22, business owners from around the Rose Quarter already have questions for the mayor. "I am concerned ...   More
 
Friday, April 10, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Bloggers, Architects Rally Against Memorial Coliseum Demolition


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Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Randy Leonard may think tearing down Portland's 49-year-old Memorial Coliseum to make room for a new minor-league baseball stadium is a done deal. But a serious opposition has begun to coalesce. Writer Brian Libby has penned a sports-centric protest on his blog, Portland Architecture. Today the American Intsitute of Architects sent City Council a letter condemning ...   More
 
Monday, April 13, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

From The Archives: Memorial Coliseum Isn't Always Moribund


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If you're interested in tonight's open house on tearing down the Memorial Coliseum, you know that much of the discussion about razing the coliseum to make room for a new minor-league baseball stadium has turned on how outdated the 49-year-old coliseum is. Some folks are using the coliseum's architectural history as a worthy reason to save it. And certainly the building also has plenty of sports ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 HANK STERN

Rose Quarter "Open House": Adams as Phil Donahue


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The "open house" at the leftbank project about the city's proposal to revamp the Rose Quarter for a new Triple-A baseball stadium, an entertainment district, a Nike museum and a small theater, brought out dozens of Portlanders last night to vent their anger about the destruction of Memorial Coliseum. To manage the anger, Mayor Sam Adams rolled up his sleeves and wandered through the crowd of ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Swing Vote Saltzman Wavering On Soccer/Baseball Deal


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City Commissioner Dan Saltzman walked into last week's hearing at City Hall on Portland's controversial stadium-building deal with Merritt Paulson prepared to offer a new amendment calling for a 120-day "time out" on Mayor Sam Adams' rushed deal. Instead, out of "deference to the mayor," Saltzman says he withheld the amendment on the city's deal with Paulson, owner of the Timbers soccer team ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

How Randy Leonard and Brian Libby Spent Their Saturday


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Whilst many Portlanders spent their Saturday running errands, catching up on sleep or doing something else off-line, Memorial Coliseum defender Brian Libby and city Commissioner Randy Leonard were busy e-mailing each other over the Coliseum and copying the rest of us conflict-loving reporters. Here's their entertaining exchange: Libby writes Leonard on Saturday morning to invite Leonard to tour ...   More
 
Sunday, April 26, 2009 HANK STERN

Here's a Crazy Idea for Memorial Coliseum


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A reader just wrote us a response to the story we ran this week about Major League Soccer. He offered an unusual use for Memorial Coliseum: make it the new library. "Our beautiful Central Library is an embarassment," writes Bruce Silverman. " It's too small for the thousands who use it every day. In fact, it's the smallest main library of any community our size in North America. . .Portland, ...   More
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009 MARK ZUSMAN

My Top Five Memorial Coliseum Memories


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Since so many folks are all a-twitter today about the Blazers returning to the Memorial Coliseum for an exhibition game, here are my Top Five moments from events I actually attended as a lad in the building before it became an under-used eyesore. #5: The Blazers' Billy Ray Bates pulls off this incredible last-second shot with the help of a great pass from Kermit Washington: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPiZW21GzUA&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] #4 ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 HANK STERN

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