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Group takes another run at saving Eugene’s Civic Stadium

Eugene EmeraldsA group seeking to preserve Civic Stadium, the former home to PCL and NWL baseball in Eugene, Oregon, has a new game plan to save the WPA-era facility.

The local school district owns the ballpark and has been seeking a use for it ever since the Eugene Emeralds (short season A; Northwest League) moved to PK Park. Attempts to sell it to a developer and to the local Y fell short, leaving the old wood-frame ballpark to sit empty. 

A local group has pitched a renovated Civic Stadium as home to soccer in the city, and has a survey indicated the community would attend games there. It will be one option for the school board, which has separately retained a consultant to evaluate uses for the property, which could include being the site of a new middle school.

The issue is the same as it was three years ago when the future of the ballpark was first under debate: How to preserve the ballpark in a financially feasible way. The local nonprofit seeking to bring in soccer to a renovated facility doesn’t have much money, and the local school district is still facing some serious financial issues. 

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