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    MEDIA ADVISORY
Public Information Office

 

For Immediate Release:

 

 Tuesday, September 26, 2006

 

 

Special Council Meeting

Goodyear to Sign Memoranda of Agreement

With Cleveland Indians & Stadium Site Landowners

 

                                    DATE:     Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006

 

                                    PLACE:   Goodyear City Hall, Room 117

                                                    190 N. Litchfield Rd.

 

                                    TIME:      2:00 p.m.

 

This Special City Council meeting is to have Goodyear City Council sign two memoranda of agreement concerning enlarging the Cactus League and bringing baseball spring training to Goodyear:

 

1.  Council will approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Rose Properties Southwest, LLC and Wood Family Enterprises, LTD regarding the Sale/Dedication of Land Necessary for a Major League Baseball Spring Training Facility and direct staff to proceed with the Development Agreement.

 

2. Council will approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Cleveland Indians pertaining to the financing, design, construction, use, operation and maintenance of a Major League Baseball Spring Training Facility and direct staff to proceed with an application to the Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority.

 

Both MOU’s contain options for either a two-team or one-team stadium. The City is continuing its efforts to actively pursue a second major league team from the Grapefruit League for its spring training facility.

 

                                              Photo Opportunity

 

  1. Mayor signing the MOU with the Cleveland Indians.  (No members of the Cleveland Indians organization were able to fly out for the signing so the MOU has already been signed by the Indians.)
  2. Mayor and representatives of Rose Properties and the Wood Family signing the MOU for the land for the stadium.

                                                      

 

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