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Fans of Civic Stadium in Eugene, OR, excited that city will save it from becoming strip mall, form nonprofit to raise $3m themselves for renovations.

"A nonprofit group has been given a chance to save Eugene's Civic Stadium, but there's skepticism it can raise $3 million in the next six months to renovate the Depression-era ballpark. The School Board has chosen a proposal from the Friends of Civic Stadium over proposals to tear down the structure to make way for a Fred Meyer supermarket and shopping center or for a YMCA and housing. The City Council put up the $4.5 million purchase price — on the condition that the nonprofit raise $3 million for rehabilitating the former home of the minor league Emeralds." -- Edward Russo, the Eugene (OR) Register-Guard

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