Blazers Positioning to Bring in Arena Football to PDX

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Blazers Positioning to Bring in Arena Football to PDX

Chris McGowan turned 40 over the weekend, and apparently as part of his celebration the president of the Trail Blazers wants to see a football game. A source told me Thursday that the Blazers are in preliminary negotiations with the Arena Football League to relocate a franchise to Portland. This comes in the wake of the news that McGowan wants to talk about bringing NHL to Portland. The football team would play in the venue that was formerly known as the Rose Garden -- that was before the birthday boy sold the naming rights on the building to Moda Health. And while we're waiting to see how this unfolds, it's probably worth pointing out that the biggest development anywhere in this is that McGowan is getting stuff done at an organization that sat stagnant for a decade.

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