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PADRES LOOK TO MOVE FORWARD ON SITE AFTER TASK FORCE REPORT
Published February 2, 1998
Following the release of the Padres Task Force on Ballpark Planning's report recommending the Centre City East downtown site for a new Padres ballpark, Owner John Moores said he is ending negotiations in Chula Vista and "wedding the club's fate to Centre City East," according to Bloom & Monteagudo of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The task force also recommended the creation of a "ballpark district," a concept Moores "endorsed," estimated to cost "between" $200- $250M. The S.D. City Council "is expected to take the task force recommendations, plus the results of negotiations between the city and the Padres, and craft an initiative for the ballot, "probably for November" (UNION-TRIBUNE, 1/30). REAX: Regarding the Centre City East site, UNION- TRIBUNE columnist Nick Canepa wrote, "Vote for it and build it," while an editorial said that the site recommendation "has considerable appeal" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 1/30).