So Im up in Portland right now on vacation, visiting some friends and watching our beloved Suns. I went to a baseball game at their lovely and historic PGE Park to see the Portland Beavers
. I got talking to some folks and since PGE is being refurbished so that Portland can have a MLS team next year the Beavers will need a 'temporary' home for the 2011 year. However it seems Portland can't/won't get its crap together to build them a new facility and the move could be permanent.
There's quite a few articles on it if you Google "Portland Beavers move Tucson"
My question to Tucsonians is, do you think the cities residents would support a team this go around? The team is the AAA affiliate of the Padres & it seems Tucson would be a much more logical place to have a team for them than Portland, so I bet theyd like a permanent move. However it seems like Tucson is constantly losing the Minor League teams it has so Im not sure if it would work this go around. Its too bad TEP & Hi Corbett
are in such weird locations, it would be nice if they were right along the Street Car line in their downtown somewhere.