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You Tell Us: How Have the Pacifics' Games Impacted You?

The Albert Park Advisory Committee will be conducting their mid-season review of the minor league baseball agreement on Monday. How have the games affected you?

{Give the baseball agreement your mid-year review in our poll and comments below.}

The Albert Park Advisory Committee will conduct a mid-season review of the city's agreement between Centerfield Partners, LLC. regarding the use of the park's field and stadium for minor league baseball games.

The seven-member advisory committee, which includes three members from the adjacent neighborhood, a downtown business owner, two members of Centerfield Partners and someone from the Park and Recreation Commission, will present a mid-season and an evaluation at the end of the year. They will discuss everything from traffic and parking to noise and alcohol sales at a public meeting on Monday, July 16.

San Rafael resident Ellen Obstler, who sits on the committee, has been to two Pacifics games since the season began. Most of the complaints received were regarding noise, but the police department has addressed any issues as the season goes along, she said.

Although Obstler did not want to comment on what might happen in Monday's meeting, she did say that her personal opinion is that the baseball games are "a positive thing for San Rafael."

"[When I was at the games] I couldn't have been prouder to be a part of something like the Pacifics," she said.

Have you been to the games or live in near ? How have the games affected you? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

Tiffani Clarke July 13, 2012 at 03:23 PM
We went to a game with friends from Santa Rosa and all had a wonderful time. They were impressed, and we were proud our city had this engaging activity to offer families. I also know of neighborhood kids working at the games - what a great summertime job for a kid. Go Pacifics! TC, San Rafael
Veracity July 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM
I live five minutes walking distance from Albert Park baseball field. The San Rafael Pacifics baseball team is the best thing to happen in our community in a long time! I took my grandkids, ages 11 & 12, to a Saturday evening game a few weeks ago and it was a blast. The whole experience was absolutely positive and fun. Lot's of support for (and from) local businesses - announcer plugs, coupon prizes for local products, etc. Lot's of engaging with kids - contests, activities, game participation, interaction with the players. The food services, seating arrangements, friendly gate attendants who are well-trained and helpful - all support the family-friendly and community-friendly atmosphere. It's great! We're going again this weekend, to a Sunday game.
Mike Van Horn September 04, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Yes, the Pacifics games had an impact--a positive one. When we went to the game, my wife said she half expected to see Norman Rockwell walk thru the stands--this was such an all-American community event. Let's pray that the angry nimbyists with money for lawyers don't drag this down.

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