Civic Stadium, the vacant baseball stadium located near East 20th Avenue and Willamette Street in Eugene, has been owned by Eugene School District 4J since it was built in 1938. The district also owns some adjacent properties, acquired between 1938 and 1941.
The stadium properties are not needed for educational purposes and have been designated as surplus property since 2002.
A recently completed property appraisal estimates the real market value of the Civic Stadium properties at $5.5 million or more. The appraisal is one piece of information that may help the Eugene School Board in evaluating proposals. It does not establish a price for the property.
In October 2013 the school board issued a request for proposals to purchase, lease, or trade for the property. The primary goal is to maximize revenue to the district, but the board also will consider secondary goals such as other benefits to the district, benefits to the community, and neighborhood compatibility of the proposed use when deciding whether to accept a proposal.
Proposals were due December 3 at 2 p.m. The board held a special board meeting on Tues., Nov. 26, to discuss the deadline, and voted not to delay it. Four proposals were received by the deadline.
For more information about Civic Stadium and the school board’s decision-making process, please see the links in the menu at right.