Civic Stadium Bids Changing

EUGENE, Ore. — Two groups in the running to purchase Civic Stadium have changed their bids. While Fred Meyer is increasing the amount of money it’s offering the 4J School District to purchase Civic Stadium, the city of Eugene is giving itself more time to come up with a private business to renovate and operate … Continue reading »

YMCA Rally for Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — The Civic Stadium parking lot in Eugene was packed Saturday with people passionate that the rundown ball park should go back to the kids. About 100 YMCA supporters held signs and performed the YMCA dance. They are trying to convince the 4J School District that their proposal is the best option to replace … Continue reading »

YMCA Ups Bid for Civic Statium

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Family YMCA has listened to 4-J’s demands and have upped their bid to buy the old Civic Stadium. Associative Executive Director Julie Grossman says the YMCA is now offering $4.5 million for the land, up $500,000 from their previous offer. Grossman says the extra cash comes from generous donors who … Continue reading »

Friends of Civic Stadium Bid Rejected

EUGENE, Ore. — From four to three, the 4J school board crossed one group off the list in the bid for civic stadium. The district said “Friends of Civic Stadium” is no longer in the running to buy the ballpark. It’s a decision the 4J school board’s been trying to make for years and now … Continue reading »

Civic Proposal Rankings “Not Suprising”

EUGENE, Ore. – A screening committee has ranked the proposals on what should happen to Eugene’s historic Civic Stadium, and local groups say they weren’t surprised to see the Fred Meyer lease as the top option. Both the Eugene YMCA and the non-profit Friends of Civic stadium have different ideas for the land. They say … Continue reading »

Committee Recommends Building Fred Meyer

EUGENE, Ore. — A screening committee says building a Fred Meyer in place of Eugene’s Civic Stadium is the best option. The committee rated all the proposals on a 100-point scale. The panel put a Fred Meyer lease as the top option (84.6 points), followed by the City of Eugene buying the land (65.9 points), … Continue reading »

4J Has Civic Proposals in Hand

EUGENE, Ore. — The deadline for proposals to buy, lease or trade for Civic Stadium has come and gone. There are four players in the running to the acquire the property. As expected, the city of Eugene, a Fred Meyer group, and the Eugene Family YMCA all submitted proposals. The fourth submission came from the … Continue reading »

$5.5M Needed for Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — More efforts are being made to put Civic Stadium back to use. Civic Stadium is one of the few remaining wooden baseball parks in the country. The City of Eugene says it is willing to put up park bond money on the contingency that other partners will come up with an additional … Continue reading »

4J Board Denies Civic Bid Extension

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District decided not to extend the deadline for the Civic Stadium bidding process. The decision means the deadline to submit a bid remains Dec. 3. The vote came Tuesday night in a special session. Board members say rumors had surfaced that more bidders for Civic Stadium would come forward … Continue reading »

Fred Meyer Shows Plans For Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re getting a better picture of Kroger’s vision for the Civic Stadium property. Tuesday night Kroger-owned Fred Meyer representatives hosted an open house to showcase its plans to build a shopping center on the site. Fred Meyer’s spokeswoman Melinda Merrill says the store would likely be around 120,000 square feet. Merrill  says … Continue reading »

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