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 »

Friends of Civic Stadium Fundraising

EUGENE, Ore. — More than two dozen people turned out Wednesday night to show their support and open their wallets to save Civic Stadium. Friends of Civic Stadium opened an escrow account with Evergreen Land Title to raise funds. The group kicked off the fundraising at Tsunami Books in Eugene. It wants to show the … Continue reading »

City Council Split on Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s still unclear if the City of Eugene will be putting its name in the hat to be the new caretakers of Civic Stadium. City councilors went back and forth for nearly an hour during Wednesday’s city council work session debating if they could plausibly pursue saving the shuttered ballpark. In the … Continue reading »

Estimating Price of Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — A recent appraisal of the historic Civic Stadium reveals it may be worth at least $5.5 million. The 4J School District had the grounds appraised as it evaluates proposals for the purchase, trade or long-term lease of Civic. The $5.5 million proposal is for the property zoned as a medium density area, but … Continue reading »

4J Accepts Proposals for Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District is officially accepting proposals for historic Civic Stadium. In a unanimous vote, the school board opened the request for proposal process on Wednesday. At least three groups have already expressed interest, including the YMCA and the City of Eugene, and board members stressed that this isn’t just about … Continue reading »

City Council Moves on Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — A new round of talks happened Wednesday at the Eugene City Council meeting, surrounding the push to acquire historic Civic Stadium. About a week ago council motioned to look further into leasing or buying Civic Stadium from the 4J School District. Now, they’re asking the city manager to prepare ideas to acquire … Continue reading »

School Board Discusses Civic Stadium

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 … Continue reading »

Eugene Discusses Owning Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s Civic Stadium may soon have a new owner or operator, the city. At Monday night’s meeting, city councilors approved a plan to give the city manager the opportunity to explore how the city could lease or buy Civic Stadium. In a 5-to-2 vote, city councilors approved a motion to look further … Continue reading »

City Explores Purchase Of Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — Some Eugene city leaders stated their intent Monday night to save Civic Stadium. Councilors directed the Eugene City Manager to explore the options to buy or lease the historic piece of property from the 4J School District. The district recently requested bids to buy the land. Councilors say money for this acquisition … Continue reading »

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