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Milwaukie seeks public input on new ballpark

Milwaukie (Ore.) city officials have scheduled a series of hearings on a proposed minor-league ballpark in the Portland suburb for a short-season-A Northwest League ballpark. With a proposed ballpark for the Yakima Bears (short-season A; Northwest League) in Vancouver, Wash. seemingly stalled because of disagreements over funding, Milwaukie officials are rushing into the breach with […]

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Clark County postpones ballpark hearing

The Clark County Board of Commissions is postponing a final decision on a funding plan for a new short-season Northwest League ballpark, giving the Yakima Bears more time to alter their proposal — but the clock is ticking. The Bears have until Sept. 23 to finalize a ballpark plan within the team’s exclusive negotiating agreement […]

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Clark County reverses course; will exclusively negotiate with Bears

Upon further review, the three-person Clark County (Wash.) Board of Commissioners will exclusively negotiate the terms of a new ballpark with the Yakima Bears (short season; Northwest League) ownership, Short Season LLC. The decision was split — two commissioners for, one commissioner against — and it’s pretty clear the commissioner against, Tom Mielke, will be […]

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Clark County passes on exclusive negotiations with Bears; opposition to new ballpark rises

A move by the Yakima Bears (short season; Northwest League) is by no means a sure thing as Clark County passes on signing a exclusivity agreement and some residents say they don’t want a new ballpark in their neighborhood. Clark County is located opposite Portland, Oregon on the Washington State side of the metro area. […]

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Bears to exclusively negotiate new ballpark with Clark County

The 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 […]

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Yakima Bears to Portland area

The greater Portland area won’t go without baseball for too long, as the Yakima Bears (short season; Northwest League) and Clark County announced a plan to bring the team to a Vancouver, Washington ballpark as soon as 2012. It’s no secret multiple teams and leagues were trying to figure out a way to get into […]

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Nat Bailey Stadium / Vancouver Canadians

Nat Bailey Stadium began life as Capilano Stadium, the home of the legendary Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International League. (What’s a Capilano? It was a local brewery.) It’s been the psychic center of baseball in British Columbia since there, serving as the home of the Vancouver Capilanos (“Caps”), the Vancouver Mounties of the Pacific […]

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