Not a surprise: Populous will design the new Triple-A downtown El Paso ballpark, after the City Council today approved a contract by a 6-2 margin.
Populous had been working with the city on preliminary planning for the $50-million facility, expected to open in 2014 to house the relocating Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League).
The contract is expected to exceed $3 million, according to an estimate presented to the council.
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