Bears Sign A Deal To Move To Hillsboro
A June 5 city council vote in Oregon could send the Yakima Bears packing after this season.
Hillsboro City Council voted in favor of a 20-year agreement to be the Bears' new home.
Council members also approved the contract to build a new $15 million stadium.
Bears' management has made no secret of its desire for a new facility. That pursuit didn't stop after a proposal to move to Vancouver, Washington, failed last year.
Now that the agreement has been signed by Hillsboro officials and the Yakima Bears, the stadium deal still needs additional approval from Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, and the Northwest League by June 29. Hillsboro plans to have the stadium ready in time for the Bears 2013 season.