Plante to meet with investors to talk return of MLB to Montreal
Mayor Valerie Plante is set to meet on Friday with a group of private investors that are behind a push to bring Major League Baseball back to Montreal.
"I cannot wait to see what the situation is, to take up this issue and see how we will move forward and the possibilities of bringing a team back to Montreal—because here in Montreal, we love baseball," Plante told the city's executive committee in a meeting on Wednesday.
According to the mayor's office, the meeting is an explorative one.
Among those meeting with Plante on Friday are businessmen Stephen Bronfman and Mitch Garber, who revealed in 2015 they were among the investors seeking to bring a MLB team to Montreal.
Garber confirmed to CJAD 800 News the meeting was at Plante's request, calling it "a short baseball update."
TSN 690's Matthew Ross, who broke the story, says this is an important step in the right direction.
JUST IN: Stephen Bronfman and Mitch Garber will meet with #Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante on Friday. Mr. Bronfman did say on #TSN690 last week that he's looking to first simply establish a relationship with Mme. Plante. #PolMtl— Matthew Ross (@MatthewWords) April 4, 2018
"This is something that everyone has said was going to happen and it will be interesting to see what comes out of it," said Ross, who is Chairman of ExposNation, a not-for-profit that aims to promote Montreal as a viable market for a MLB team.