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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, December 01, 2008

FOUR RESPONSES RECEIVED TO RFP FOR RAY WINDER FIELD FUTURE

(Little Rock – December 1, 2008) The City of Little Rock received four responses to the RFP (request for proposals) for future uses of Ray Winder Field. The deadline to respond was 4:00 pm on Monday, December 1.

A review committee will be appointed by Little Rock City Manager Bruce T. Moore in the next ten days. Following a review of the proposals, a recommendation from the committee is expected in January 2009.

Responses were submitted from (in alphabetical order):

American League –Creation of a baseball youth league, a fitness camp, and an amateur baseball league for adults. American League is a non-profit based in Central Arkansas and is not affiliated with the American League of Major League Baseball.

Arkansas Zoological Foundation – Expansion of the Little Rock Zoo by creation of an Asian habitat. The existing structure would be adapted to fit the Zoo’s future needs for new amenities, education, and support spaces.

Ray Winder Field Foundation -- Use by amateur baseball, high school baseball, senior men’s baseball, and college athletics. In addition, future plans would include amateur baseball tournaments, college baseball tournaments, concerts, and special events.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Abate all hazardous materials, demolish the existing improvements, and use the property for parking while holding for future UAMS facility expansion.

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