EUGENE, Ore. – The 4J Board of Education on Wednesday addressed the city’s interest in potentially buying or leasing Civic Stadium.
“We have to seriously consider a proposal that would come from the city,” said Jennifer Gellar, a school board member. “I don’t think the RFP process would necessarily be the appropriate way to deal with an offer from the city.”
Earlier this week, Eugene city councilors asked the city manager to look at options to take control of the stadium. Other proposals for the site include a Fred Meyer store and a YMCA.
Board member Mary Walston said, “I welcome (the city’s) participation, but I’m not inclined at this point to derail our process because we have a potential suitor at this point.”
“It would be very attractive to me to have the city come to the table as well and I think we just don’t know what we don’t know at this point,” said 4J School Board member Anne Marie Levis.
Officials said the district will open the bid process for the stadium in early October. A final decision will be made early next year.