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The Oregonian
Opinion: Ensuring that the whole team wins in a Major League Baseball to Portlan...
By Guest Columnist Craig Cheek and Tom Chamberlain Cheek is president and founder of the Portland Diamond Project. Chamberlain is president of the Oregon AFL-CIO. You don’t need to be a sports fan to have heard of the g...
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Ballpark Digest
Agreement Allows Portland Ballpark Workers to Unionize
Portland Diamond Project, the group hoping to land a Major League Baseball team with a new ballpark, has signed an agreement that effectively allows future ballpark workers to unionize. The Portland Diamond Project is lea...
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KOIN6
Portland Diamond Project announced AFL-CIO agreement
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland hit a major milestone on Monday. Major stakeholders with the Portland Diamond Project and the Oregon AFL-CIO officials held a press conference a...
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Willamette Week
Portland Baseball Backers Pledge to Use Union Workers at a Possible Stadium
In a press conference today, the Portland Diamond Project signed a labor peace agreement that will allow workers at a potential stadium to be union workers.
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NBC16
Portland Diamond Project looks to spread love for baseball across Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon is currently home to three minor league baseball teams, but the state never has been able to secure a franchise from Major League Baseball. The Portland Diamond Project wants to change that, and is sp...
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NBC Sports Northwest
Portland Diamond Project Q&A: Darwin Barney provides updates on MLB to PDX
The movement to bring Major League Baseball to Portland is gaining traction. To catch baseball fans up with the latest news, former major leaguer, Oregon State infielder and Portland Diamond Project investor, Darwin Barne...
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The Register-Guard
Portland Diamond Project seeks statewide support to lure Major League Baseball
The Portland Diamond Project is expanding its base. “There are 36 counties in Oregon, so part of our effort is to make sure we reach out to local communities throughout the state,” said Johnell Bell, executive director of...
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CBS Sports
The business behind MLB expansion: Portland, Montreal and Raleigh taking differe...
In the late 1960s, Major League Baseball had more blemishes than it could cover, including dwindling crowds, sluggish play and a broad sense from all quarters the game used to be better. As a remedy, baseball turned to its fa...
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OZY
BASEBALL NEEDS TO THINK MUCH BIGGER WITH ITS NEXT EXPANSION
When Vlad Guerrero Jr. stepped up to home plate with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inside Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, you could almost see the magic before it happened. Sure, it was a spring training game in March, but...
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Bridgeliner
The MLB-to-Portland Petition Has 35,000+ Signatures. So What’s Next?
It’s been nearly two years since the Portland Diamond Project first started hatching its plan to bring pro baseball to Portland, and the movement is starting to pick up steam. The celebrity duo of Russell Wilson and Ciara...
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CBS Sports
The business behind MLB expansion: Portland, Montreal and Raleigh taking differe...
In the late 1960s, Major League Baseball had more blemishes than it could cover, including dwindling crowds, sluggish play and a broad sense from all quarters the game used to be better. As a remedy, baseball turned to its fa...
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KPTV
Play ball: Kids get in the game at free baseball clinic in SE Portland
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – It was a good day to be in the park for a little “free ball.” FOX 12 soaked up the sun in Lents with a few friends at the MLB Play Ball Clinic. Who doesn’t love diamonds? Portland’s Friends of Baseba...
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Seahawks.com
Thursday Round-Up: Russell Wilson Continues To Support Future MLB Franchise In P...
There’s a good chance that you’ve heard the buzz around the social media world that there has been a strong movement to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, Oregon. One of the supporters in this journey is our very own QB...
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NBC Sports Northwest
Russell Wilson takes over Portland Diamond Project Twitter to provide updates on...
Russell Wilson takes over Portland Diamond Project Twitter to provide updates on MLB to PDX originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com When Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson isn't launching 53-yard bombs to Ty...
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Oregon Business
Baseball Investors Gear Up For Marketing Push
The plan to bring Major League Baseball to Oregon is rounding the bases, and its founder believes this summer is going to be a grand slam.
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Chicago Tribune
Darwin Barney is part of a group that wants an MLB team in Portland: 'I'd be in...
When you think of former athletes who moved into ownership roles after their careers ended, the names Michael Jordan, Mario Lemieux, Magic Johnson and Derek Jeter spring to mind. Darwin Barney wants to join the club, though...
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The Oregonian
Canzano: MLB needs to solve -- or move on -- from Oakland, Tampa stadium messes
OAKLAND -- The baseball news flew under the cloud-cover of the NBA Playoff series here. As if it didn’t matter. As if both Western Conference Finals cities shouldn’t care. The Oakland Port Commission voted unanimousl...
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KATU
Will fans flock to baseball?
While a lot of attention right now is on Blazers and basketball, there’s been a lot of talk lately about Major League Baseball coming to Portland. Jen Beyrle, with the Portland Diamond Project, joined Steve Dunn and Deb Kn...
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Baseball America
Examining Portland As A Possible City For MLB Expansion
Portland has been part of the MLB expansion/relocation discussion since the early 2000s. This time around they have something they didn’t have before: financial commitments through the Portland Diamond Project spearheaded by...
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KOIN
MLB to Portland: 'This is going to happen'
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Wednesday marks the Portland Diamond Project's 2-year anniversary...also known as PDP Day! The project, an organized and community effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, has gained thou...
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The Oregonian
Canzano: Hey, Tampa Bay, let me help pack up that MLB team of yours
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Maybe the people who live here are a little sun-drunk, or spoiled, or lazy. Or maybe the original ownership of the Tampa Bay Rays just blew it. Whatever the case, I drove a stretch of I-275 in Flori...
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The Portland Observer
Baseball Group Hires Team
Portland Diamond Project, the organization behind a push to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, has expanded its community engagement efforts by hiring a new team led by longtime African American community leader Johnell...
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KATU
VIDEO: Opening Day. Will Major League come to Portland?
PORTLAND, Ore. — Thursday was opening day for Major League Baseball and fans in Portland are hoping for a home team soon. KATU Photojournalist Jon-Michael Farley spoke with people about Thursday’s matchups, the Portland Diam...
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DJC Oregon
Group still swinging for the fences
The possibility of Major League Baseball arriving in Portland has captured the imagination of many people in the region. Supporters were particularly excited when the group dedicated to the effort, the Portland Diamond Projec...
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Tampa Bay Times
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson invested in bringing MLB team to Portland
He might have been wearing his favorites team’s uniform Friday, but the All-Pro is a big backer of the Portland Diamond Project.
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NBC Sports Northwest
Portland Diamond Project Q&A: What's new with MLB to PDX
Craig Cheek, President and Managing Director of the Portland Diamond Project, took over the PDXDiamondProj's social media account on Monday to talk MLB to PDX. Here’s a wrap-up of what Cheek, a former vice president at Ni...
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The Oregonian
Q&A: Diamond Project president reveals more details on baseball stadium, ticket...
The group pushing to bring a Major League Baseball team to Portland has a busy few months ahead. The Portland Diamond Project is finalizing its first face-to-face meeting with the league commissioner since the local backer...
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YAHOO! SPORTS
The MLB expansion could bring the Seattle vs. Portland I-5 rivalry to new height...
The MLB expansion could bring the Seattle vs. Portland I-5 rivalry to new heights originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com If you have ever been to a San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game, you may...
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AXIOS
What MLB expansion might look like
There is a growing sense around Major League Baseball that the league will eventually expand from 30 to 32 teams, and Portland, Ore. has consistently been mentioned as a potential landing spot.
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FOX 12 Oregon
Former OSU baseball star on bringing the sport to Portland: 'We are in a good po...
He broke into the big leagues in 2010 and promptly won a gold glove award as the best defensive second basemen in the national league in his second full season. Now, 33-year-old Southridge High and Oregon State University...
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The Oregonian
Canzano: A flyover of the MLB to PDX stadium site and a question for a lawmaker
I’d sure like to talk with State Sen. Ginny Burdick about her shift in stance on a bill she once helped make a law. She hasn’t returned my messages. I left another one today with her media relations staff. Burdick di...
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The Oregonian
Ready for a $2.5 billion swing at Major League Baseball? Portland Diamond Projec...
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Grammy-award winning wife, Ciara, announced last summer that they were early investors in the Portland Diamond Project. But who else is backing the effort?
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Forbes
MLB-To-Portland Effort Reportedly Already Has $1.3 Billion In Financial Commitme...
For some time, the question about the MLB-to-Portland effort wasn’t whether the group was full of big dreamers, or ones who could deliver fancy renderings of a ballpark on a river, but whether it had the financial backing to...
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Portland Business Journal
Portland Diamond Project charter investors include names from Nike, Avamere, MLB
A group of mostly-local charter investors has funded the Portland Diamond Project's splashy design renderings, legal services, government relations and branding in its effort to bring a Major League Baseball team and stadium...
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Ballpark Digest
New Portland Ballpark Renderings Unveiled
New renderings of a proposed Portland Major League Baseball ballpark have been released by Portland Diamond Project, showing additional details on the facility.
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Portland Diamond Project
PORTLAND DIAMOND PROJECT ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE WITH PORT OF PORTLAND...
OFFICIAL RELEASE - Portland Diamond Project (PDP), the organization behind the effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, today announced it has signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to develop th...
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The Oregonian
Portland Diamond Project will announce preferred MLB stadium site by end of mont...
A lot of people are asking me about the latest news on the The Portland Diamond Project. The effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland starts with a stadium, right?
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The Oregonian
Portland on short list to get a Major League Baseball team
Portland is on a short list of cities who could get a Major League Baseball team, according to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Manfred was at a news conference in Seattle on Wednesday when he received a question about when the...
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John Canzano's 2018 rankings of the Top 25 most influential people in Oregon spo...
No. 4: Portland Diamond Project OK. This technically isn’t a person. It’s an entity. Still, when you announce that you intend to build a Major League Baseball ballpark and then take calculated steps that turn you into a legi...
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NBC Sports NW
MLB Ballpark improvement disputes may provide more targets for Portland Diamond...
As the Portland Diamond Project continues to close in on a location for a site for its mixed-use development that would include a major-league ballpark as its centerpiece, the list of potential targets for a team in Portland...
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Oregonian - Jayson Stark
Portland Is No. 1 option for Major League Baseball Expansion
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KGW
Ciara looks to join short list of female MLB owners
If she becomes an owner of Portland's MLB team, the pop star will break new ground as one of very few female owners in professional baseball.
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The Oregonian
Russell Wilson, Ciara pledge long-term support to bring MLB to Portland: 'We're...
Russell Wilson and Ciara take a selfie Saturday after holding a news conference in Northwest Portland to discuss their investments into the Portland Diamond Project's effort to land a Major League Baseball team.
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NBC Sports
One on one with the newest investors in the Portland Diamond Project: Russell Wi...
The Portland Diamond Project (PDP) added some big names to its investment group over the weekend. Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Grammy Award-winning singer Ciara joined the group as owners/inv...
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Seattle Times
Russell Wilson is trying to help bring Major League Baseball to Portland
The Seahawks QB and his wife Ciara are new investors in the Portland Diamond Project, a group hoping to lure MLB to the city. Wilson's agent says they will be "involved in the day-to-day" work.
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PDP Pressroom
Super Bowl Champ Russell Wilson And Grammy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter Ciara...
Local management group Portland Diamond Project (PDP) today announced Super Bowl Champ Russell Wilson and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara have signed on as owner/investors in PDP's campaign to bring a Major Leagu...
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PDP Pressroom
Portland Diamond Project Makes Offers For Two Properties In Central Portland For...
Anchored by a 32,000-Seat Ballpark, the Project Could Include Up to 8,000 Units of Workforce and Market-Rate Housing, Retail and Hospitality Development, Bringing More than 4,500 New Jobs to the City....
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KGW TV
'I'd love to see it': Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden likes the idea of MLB in Portland
"Having gone to school on a basketball scholarship and being a baseball fan, I'd love to see it," Wyden told KGW.
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102.9/750 The Game
Canzano Interviews Portland Diamond Project
John Canzano talks with the Portland Diamond Project in studio about how the MLB to Portland effort was started and a timeline of what to expect from this movement. Mike Barrett, Jason Atkinson, and Craig Cheek all in studio.
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1080 The Fan Radio
Portland Diamond Project’s Mike Barrett talks to 1080 The Fan
Mike Barrett joins the guys to talk about the Portland Diamond Project and MLB to Portland. This is a must listen.
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Portland Business Journal
Exclusive: A conversation with the MLB to Portland team
In recent months, a new attempt to land either a relocated team — the Oakland A’s or the Tampa Bay Rays are both struggling in their markets — or one of two possible expansion teams has emerged.
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Forbes
Portland Group Makes Offers For Property To Build MLB Ballpark; Now Comes The Tr...
On Tuesday, a group in Portland, Oregon, that has been working quietly for months on a plan to develop a ballpark that would host a Major League Baseball team announced that it had made an offer for two properties where the b...
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Oregon Live
Canzano: MLB stadium opportunity should not paralyze Portland Public Schools Boa...
The ownership group focused on bringing Major League Baseball to Portland met privately with city officials to discuss downtown Portland stadium plans.
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NBC Sports NW
Mike Barrett talks about retractable roof
Mike Barrett talks about what size of a stadium could and should be built in Portland in order to host a new MLB team.
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NBC Sports NW
Mike Barrett talks about stadium capacity
Barrett talks about the small-ish size of the proposed stadiums for MLB to Portland and why that makes sense.
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NBC Sports NW
Mike Barrett talks about relocation vs expansion
Mike Barrett talks about the two options for Portland getting an MLB team including Expansion and Relocation. Which is more likely?
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BallPark Digest
Report: Portland MLB Pitch Gathering Momentum
A report indicates that a push to bring Major League Baseball to Portland is gaining traction, with a potential ownership group in contact with city officials.
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Bleacher Report
Portland, Montreal Reportedly Target Cities for MLB Expansion
Major League Baseball is reportedly looking into expansion and possible realignment that would eliminate the American and National Leagues.
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