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A fresh idea for the Rose Quarter

    Could a new minor league baseball stadium help resuscitate Portland’s ailing Rose Quarter?

    Portland’s Rose Quarter with the Rose Garden arena at left and Memorial Coliseum at right, as seen in 2004.  It’s an intriguing idea that deserves serious consideration by the city task force that’s exploring a proposal to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Portland. Questions abound, but if construction of a baseball stadium were part of a successful redevelopment of the Rose Quarter, the city could come out a winner on several fronts.

    — Excerpt from The Oregonian Editorial, February 12, 2009


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