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Milwaukie tries to lure minor league baseball

Milwaukie city officials hope to acquire eight acres of industrial land for a proposed minor league baseball stadium.

Milwaukie city officials hope to acquire eight acres of industrial land for a proposed minor league baseball stadium.

The city's economic development director has been working with an architect, a former PGE Park official and others on a public-private partnership to convert a state-owned maintenance yard on McLoughlin Boulevard into a 4,000-seat ballpark. The site includes a 1938 building in the National Park Service rustic style that the city invited the McMenamin brothers to inspect as a possible brewpub. 
City officials say converting the property to a ballpark would stimulate the local economy by bringing thousands of people into Milwaukie for 38 home games a year. "What the town lacks is people coming in and putting their dollars in businesses," Councilman Dave Hedges said.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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