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A’s, Rays Face Distinct Challenges in New Ballpark Searches

Last week was marked by the revelation of new information on the latest effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland. While news about a group of backers behind the push and potential ballpark sites prompted speculation about Portland’s chances of obtaining a team, there is still plenty to resolve before relocation or expansion could be considered. […]

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New for 2014: Ron Tonkin Field

We have a naming-rights deal for the home of the Hillsboro Hops (short season; Northwest League): Ron Tonkin Field, named after the Tonkin car dealerships in the greater Portland area. “The City of Hillsboro is delighted that we have reached a ten-year agreement with the Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships to rename Hillsboro Ballpark, Ron […]

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Lashbrook: Hillsboro could temporarily host relocating Oakland A’s

If the Oakland Athletics were to leave the Coliseum for Portland, Hillsboro Ballpark — home of the Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) could serve as a temporary home, according to Lynn Lashbrook. Lashbrook, president of Sports Management Worldwide, took a tour of the 4,500-capacity ballpark and proclaimed it could be expanded to the […]

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MLB to Portland? Not likely, says mayor

Despite some passionate supporters, it’s highly improbable Major League Baseball will land in Portland any time soon — and that assessment comes from those who should know, including Mayor Charlie Hayes. Tracy Ringolsby wrote a piece for indicating some support for Major League Baseball in Portland: organizers have identified a waterfront site near the […]

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