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Friday, November 30, 2018

Portland Diamond Project announces plan to build MLB stadium at Terminal 2 site

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Diamond Project announced Thursday afternoon that they’ve signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to develop the 45-acre Terminal 2 property for a “state-of-the art ballpark,” a major step in their effort to bring a Major League Baseball team to Portland.

The group also released artist renderings for the stadium, which features a retractable roof, gondola suite, and centerfield and home-plate plazas, among other features. The capacity of the ballpark would be between 32,000 and 34,000, according to John McIsaac, a spokesman for Portland Diamond Project.

McIsaac said the group has talked with MLB and he said they “love” the announcement. Portland Diamond Project is targeting 2022 for first pitch. McIsaac said he believes if the group has a stadium, Portland will get a team one way or another.

In case you’ve been wondering how MLB clubs will extort your hometown for paying up the nose for a stadium, look no further.

QLE Posted: November 30, 2018 at 06:50 PM | 0 comment(s)
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