Hillsboro Hops receive full funding for new stadium, construction to begin this summer

Hillsboro Hops receive full funding for new stadium, construction to begin this summer

The Hillsboro Hops have received all the funding needed to begin construction on a new ballpark, the team announced Friday morning.

Following approval from the Joint Committee on Ways and Means on Wednesday, the Oregon Senate approved the final $15 million needed for a new city-owned ballpark in Hillsboro.

The approval comes just days before the March 15 deadline imposed by Major League Baseball.

“This news means that the Hops are staying in Hillsboro with a new, year-round ballpark, where our community will all be able to gather for decades to come,” said Hillsboro Hops President and General Manager K.L. Wombacher. “On behalf of our team, I’d like to enthusiastically thank the Oregon Legislature, as well as our many business and community champions, and most importantly, our fans who raised their voices for the Hops. We are humbled by your support, and we can’t wait to kick off another season together on April 5 and celebrate our shared future.”

Funding from the Oregon State Legislature will be paired with $82 million in private funds, $18 million from the City of Hillsboro, $8 million from Washington County, and $2 million from Explore Tualatin Valley.

Construction is slated to start this summer. The new ballpark will be designed as a year-round outdoor entertainment venue. It will be able to host 6,000 people for Hops games and up to 7,000 for concerts, festivals and community events.

The new ballpark is expected to be completed before the 2026 season. More details about the new ballpark can be found here.

 

The Hillsboro Hops’ 2024 season begins April 5. For more local news, visit  www.kptv.com