Friday, March 20, 2009

Coliseum's uncertain fate clouds Winter Hawks' efforts

There is a nice article in the O this evening that deals with the fate of the Portland Winter Hawks in regards to the situation with the Rose Quarter and the possible placing of the baseball stadium in the same space currently occupied by the Memorial Coliseum.  According to the article, the Hawks have a lease through 2013.   This could be good news in relation to saving the Memorial Coliseum as I seem to recall that the city and/or Paul Allen's group were not sympathetic to the fact that the Hawks had a bad contract which did not allow much flexibility in the matter of profits related to food sales and advertising.  So maybe the Hawks are not in the greatest mood to accomodate being pushed out of the picture for the "new kid on the block" as it were?  Lets hope so!

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