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Monday, October 28, 2019

What Happened To The MLB To Portland Effort?

It was not lost on PDP that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred mentioned “Las Vegas or elsewhere” when a lawsuit brought by the City of Oakland against Alameda County due to Alameda County trying to sell its ownership stake in the Coliseum back to the A’s to help offset development costs for a new ballpark. While the television market size would be exceptionally small, and the Golden Knights of the NHL, and soon the Oakland Raiders will reside in the market dilute the small population, unlike Portland, the city has little problems getting development going. PDP will need to keep that in mind as they continue to work behind the scenes. When, or if, relocation or expansion occurs within Major League Baseball, other markets will be afforded the opportunity to make their bids. The markets that can put money into action by acquiring property and funding a ballpark will be the ones that will be taken seriously. Portland has reached first base. Whether they can round the other bases and make it to home is the larger question.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 28, 2019 at 12:02 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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