Decision Looms For Eugene's Civic Stadium

Feb 2, 2014

This month, the Eugene 4J School Board is expected to make its decision about the fate of Civic Stadium.

Credit Jes Burns

4J Superintendent Sheldon Berman is expected to announce his recommendation at 4 p.m. Monday. Proposals from Fred Meyer, Eugene YMCA and The City of Eugene to purchase the property are each being considered. Eugene School district spokeswoman Kerry Delf says the School Board makes the ultimate decision February 19th.

Delf: "Certainly the School Board will consider the recommendation. They also have read all of the proposals all of the information about it and are not bound by the Superintendent's recommendation."

The School Board will discuss Civic at its February 5th meeting. Civic Stadium is a 10 acre property in South Eugene. It's been shuttered since the Eugene Emerald Baseball team left 5 years ago. The wooden grandstands were built in 1938. The City of Eugene's proposal is the only one that would preserve them.