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 support the YMCA proposal to use the space for a larger, all-new facility.
“We feel we were really able to get to the heart of what we feel like we really bring to the table uniquely in this whole process,” Grossman said, “which is the incredible partnership and the synergy that can be created between two organizations that are really here to benefit kids.”
Grossman says if 4-J rejects their bid, they’ll likely have to downsize their current facility to meet current parking standards.
4-J is set to make a decision by February 19th.