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A riverside ballpark in Boise? Big hurdles remain

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 Boise's field of dreams. Photo courtesy St. Luke's Health System

Boise’s field of dreams. Photo courtesy St. Luke’s Health System

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The Statesman’s big Friday story on a ballpark at the former Kmart site on Americana at Shoreline sets a big vision.

But this plan has some big challenges.

First – there is little to no guarantee St. Luke’s Health System will sell the land for this use. I checked in with SLHS Public Relations Manager Anita Kissée.  She confirms that the chunk of land is in play as the non-profit hospital system reorganizes its real estate holdings. But she was clear – the ballpark group isn’t the only group that hopes to own the land.

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Don is the founder and editor of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

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