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Bears to exclusively negotiate new ballpark with Clark County

Yakima BearsThe Yakima Bears (short season; Northwest League) entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement with Washington State’s Clark County on Friday for a new ballpark, increasingly the likelihood the franchise will be moving across the state to the greater Portland area.

The agreement, fairly standard when two sides think there’s a good chance a final agreement can be reached, will last for 60 days.

To be located on the Clark College campus, the new ballpark is projected to cost $23 million, with 70 percent coming from the county (perhaps in the form of an amusement tax) and 30 percent from the team.

RELATED STORIES: Funding plan emerges for new Clark County ballpark; Yakima Bears to Portland area


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