EUGENE, Ore --- G2 Strategic, an international sports consulting firm hired by Save Civic Stadium, has delivered a report that lays out a conceptual framework for how Eugene’s historic Civic Stadium and the surrounding site can host an economi¬cally viable mix of events to serve youth and the community at large.
The report also envisions the site as an ideal location for a new south-side YMCA and makes a strong case for the YMCA joining as a partner in the redevelopment, finance strategy and, once built, joint use and operation of the facilities.
The full report has been provided to the YMCA as well as KidSports, the City of Eugene, the Shedd, the 4J School District, community leaders and potential investors to elicit feedback and begin a dialogue in an effort to advance the project, and prepare to respond to a Request For Proposals expected to be issued in the fall by 4J, the owner of the Civic Stadium property.
In addition to a plan for how the 10.2-acre site might be configured, the report provides a thorough analysis of possible uses, a staged plan for funding and development and a 15-year operating profit-and-loss forecast.
SCS engaged G2 in response to a February 17, 2010 decision by 4J to allow a 90-day timeframe for a feasibility study to help inform the school board’s next steps in determining the disposition of the property. In retaining G2, however, SCS was not seeking a typical consultant’s report.
G2 will be presenting its recommendations at a fact-finding meeting scheduled by 4J on May 19, 2010, regarding the Civic Stadium property.