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2014 Best New Ballpark: Southwest University Park

A ballpark should be more than just a ballpark: it should be designed to be an integral part of the community. With distinct neighborhoods and design decisions that tied the ballpark’s look into historic downtown El Paso, Southwest University Park is Best New Ballpark of the Year in the 2014 annual awards from Ballpark Digest. […]

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City, MountainStar to address cost overruns at new El Paso ballpark

It could take an additional $10 million to complete the new El Paso ballpark slated to host the relocated Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) next season, with city and MountainStar Sports officials slated to discuss the matter. Currently there’s no proposal on the table: just a note from MountainStar’s Josh Hunt that the […]

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El Paso ballpark lawsuit dismissed; groundbreaking set for Thursday

A lawsuit against El Paso city employees alleging misconduct regarding the financing of a new El Paso ballpark was dismissed yesterday; meanwhile, the official groundbreaking of the Triple-A facility will take place Thursday. The lawsuit, filed by former Mayor Ray Salazar and five other plaintiffs against City Manager Joyce Wilson and city Reps. Cortney Niland […]

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Tucson, Padres extend affiliation

Yes, we know this is an unnecessary formality, but we’re compelled to report it anyway: the San Diego Padres and the new ownership of the Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) extended their player-development contract (PDC) through 2014. It wasn’t technically necessary, but it happened anyway: the extension period occurred under the Jeff Moorad […]

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MountainStar: Deal to bring Triple-A to El Paso could fall through if ballpark not approved

With support on the City Council for a new downtown ballpark wobbly, MountainStar Sports warns that bringing a Triple-A team to El Paso is contingent on a ballpark lease being passed Tuesday — but a key council member has declared her opposition to any deal without a public vote. With Mayor John Cook poised to […]

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El Paso ownership group pitches PCL

The potential owners of a Pacific Coast League team in El Paso pitched the circuit’s executive committee last Friday on the merits of their group and the city. The El Paso ownership group is MountainStar Sports Group (Woody Hunt, Paul Foster, Josh Hunt and Alejandra de la Vega Foster). Consultants presenting on behalf of the group […]

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