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Delta Dome (Proposed Stadium Committee)

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DELTA DOME

Proposed "Biggest Covered Stadium in the World"

ULTRA RARE 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" jumbo size chrome postcard promoting Portland, Oregon's proposed new domed stadium

Here's a little research I found on the internet about the proposal....

Oldtimers will remember that Portland was almost first in the northwest with major league baseball AND football. In 1964 Portland drew a bead on becoming first city in the northwest to win major league baseball and football franchises. The so-called “Delta Dome,” a 45,000 seat football and baseball complex, was proposed to be built at Delta Park. Both major league baseball and professional football were expanding at the time and Portland leaders were sure of their “Field of Dreams” plans.

Public cheerleading by Oregon Journal sports columnist George Pasero and business leaders such as Glenn Jackson to pass the $25 million bond issue to build it led another noted sports columnist of the day, Royal Brougham, of the Seattle Post Intelligencer, to break out his worry beads, “Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, but no action. What has become of something we used to call the Seattle spirit? ...It may not be long before thousands of us will be beetling down to Oregon to watch the NY Yankees play the Portland Beavers in the World Series. Sometimes you wonder if can’t-can’t-can’t is replacing the go-go-go which made this richly endowed city vibrant and beautiful and great.”

On a ballot full of bond measures, Portland voters narrowly turned down the Delta Dome. By 1969 Seattle had its major league Pilots. Even after the rocky years with the Mariners, the “go-go-go” city has never looked back.

Used 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" jumbo size chrome postcard.

Dist. by Portland Stadium Committee

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