Friends of Civic Stadium has opened an Escrow Account with Evergreen Land Title.
The purpose of this account is to raise funds to show the City Council that the community is behind the efforts for the re-use and revitalization of Historic Civic Stadium. These funds would only be used for construction and remodeling costs necessary to enable Civic Stadium to reopen for public use as a sports and entertainment venue. And if we don't succeed all escrow money is refunded to you -- in full.
The City of Eugene has submitted a bid to use Parks Bonds money to purchase the Civic site from 4j School District. The offer becomes official only if $5.5 million is committed by donors in case it is needed for upkeep and renovation. Every dollar in this escrow account gets the city offer closer to being official so here's . . .
Yes, even though we are 100% behind the city's effort to buy the site, we did present a proposal. We had not planned to respond to this RFP but we did it because (1) the city's bid is contingent on the $5.5 million commitment on a 60-day timeline and (2) because 4J declined to delay the RFP to allow citizens who needed more time to put a bid together or put more dollars behind the city's proposal. We will withdraw our bid if another offering more revenue and preserving the stadium rises to the top.
The Y and Fred Meyer have put in bids for the site that FoCS opposes because either one would demolish the stadium
There are now three Eugene Professional Development League teams that could play in Civic.
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made possible with a grant from Historic Preservation League of Oregon.
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FoCS Work Party and Update Schedule:
• Wednesday, December 4, 7pm - 4J School Board: Report on Civic RFP responses
• Winter holiday pause on clean-ups
• Watch this space for changes and additions