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Hillsboro approves naming-rights deal with Bears

New Hillsboro ballpark

No surprise: the Hillsboro (Ore.) City Council unanimously approved a naming-rights deal with the relocating Yakima Bears (short season A; Northwest League), where the team has 60 days to launch marketing.

The proposal, negotiated separately from the lease that is bringing the Bears to the Portland suburb next season, calls for the team ownership to sell naming rights to the new ballpark. Hillsboro will receive 70 percent of naming-right revenue, at a minimum of $150,000 per season. There are potentially four naming-rights deals in play, including the potential for field, parking and press-box naming rights.

The Bears will be selling a five-year deal, with a five-year options afterward. 

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