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Beaverton, Bevos reach agreement on new ballpark sans site

The Portland Beavers and the city of Beaverton have reportedly come to an agreement on a new $45-million ballpark, with funding details to be revealed next week.

The Portland Beavers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and the city of Beaverton have reportedly come to an agreement on a new $45-million ballpark, with funding details to be revealed next week, according to a report in the Oregonian.

Indeed, about the only thing we do know is that there's a preliminary deal of some sort, and the cost of the ballpark is expected to be $45 million. Currently there's no site for the ballpark, and city officials have said they're not willing in acquiring land via eminent domain. No word on how much the Bevos will pay for the ballpark, either.

We'll learn more next week when city officials are expected to unveil all aspects of the plan.

The Beavers have been seeking a new ballpark site for months after team owner Merritt Paulson struck a deal to bring MLS soccer to PGE Park and proposed a renovation that would eliminate baseball from the mix. Sites in Portland were struck down for various reasons, causing Paulson to cast his eyes toward the suburbs.

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