Malden's "Field of Dreams" took another step ahead Wednesday night, when the Malden Redevelopment Authority designated them a "preliminary developer" of the 6.5-acre downtown National Grid site.
The designation will allow developer Alex Bok and his group to begin further discussions with owners of the three abutting properties, which the group will need to acquire in order to proceed with the proposal.
Bok also fielded some questions from members of the commission, including whether the group will work to allow high school football teams to play at the site.
Bok told those in attendance that, while such an arrangement would be complicated given the dimensions of the field, his team was dedicated to trying to secure such an arrangement for the city.
"The challenge is to meet regulations," he said.
The stadium will also boast other evergreen features, including a restaurant, some retail space and a large green space to adorn the stadium's entrance.