Milwaukie may not be able to pony up anything toward replacing the decrepit Sellwood Bridge, , but they've got big plans: they'll find a way to come up with $20 to $30 million (how's that for a ballpark estimate?) to build a baseball stadium along relatively un-used McLoughlin Boulevard for a single-A team. And hey! It'll be a public/private partnership! Gotta love that!
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.
Sure hope their single-A team doesn't drive traffic away from the Little League and girls' softball league championchips held at Alpenrose Dairy.