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PADRES TASK FORCE SEES CENTRE CITY AS BEST SITE FOR BALLPARK
Published January 29, 1998
After "months of consideration," the Padres Task Force on Ballpark Planning has designated Centre City East in downtown San Diego as "the prime site for a new baseball- only stadium," according to Barry Bloom of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The committee's report is "expected to be approved by the 18-member citizens task force today." The report "does not go into detail" about how to pay for the park, but recommends that no new sales or property tax money is used. Padres President Larry Lucchino called the site selection a "giant step forward" in the process, and that the team is now "committed to building a ballpark on the Centre City East site" (Barry Bloom, UNION-TRIBUNE, 1/29).