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City sets rates for local fields
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McMinnville officials are preparing for the old adage “if you build it, they will come” in setting a fee for tournaments at the Civic Center now that ball fields have been renovated.After spending close to $130,000 to renovate and maintain the ball fields at the Civic Center with the hope of attracting big tournaments from across the state, the dream could come true says McMinnville Parks and Recreation assistant director Justin Scott. “Now that we’ve spent this money on the fields, we are wanting to bring baseball and softball tournaments to our complex,” said Scott. “We’ve received phone calls from people interested in doing just that.