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 Civic Stadium.
“The Y’s building is falling apart at the seams they need a new location,” said Susan Heisey. “This one is perfect because it’s so close to where it’s already at – and it’s really import that the Y be near schools at the heart of a community. So this site is perfect.”
The YMCA is now offering the district $4.5 million for the land – up $500,000 from their previous offer.