Dem rep. moving town hall meeting to baseball stadium

Figuring that a town hall that a small meeting hall would not hold the expected large crowds, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) is moving his town hall meeting to a minor league baseball stadium.

The Everett (Wash.) Herald reported that the city's Memorial Stadium will host Larsen's town meeting on Wednesday night. The fifth-term Democrat saw over 600 people attend his last meeting, which was triple the capacity of the meeting hall.

The stadium holds 3,682 fans according to ballparkreviews.com.

"While there has been a lot of negative publicity about town halls in other parts of the country, in Mount Vernon, I think we had a very civil conversation," Amanda Mahnke, a Larsen aide, told the Herald.

For all you seamheads out there, Memorial Stadium is home of the Everett AquaSox, a short-season A-ball farm team of the Seattle Mariners.

Here is a photo of the stadium and soon-to-be "town hall:"