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Quincy Civic Center Authority says it has a bid for the Gems

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Quincy Civic Center Authority Board Chairman Hubert Staff says the board has received a proposal for "lease of sale" for the Quincy Gems baseball team.

"We need to have a lot of things put together quickly," Staff said.

The board then went into executive session to talk about the price for about a half  hour. Staff emerged to say two board members (himself and Jim Rinella) and Oakley Lindsay Center Executive Director Rob Ebbing would meet with the potential buyers.

Ebbing would not say what the asking price was or if the potential buyer is local, but he said it is the board's goal to keep the Gems in Quincy.

Staff took it one step further by stating the potential buyers have a desire to keep the franchise in Quincy for an indefinite period of time.

The Prospect League extended the deadline to the Gems to Sept. 1 for a commitment to play next season.

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