The El Paso City Council is considering the formation of a local government corporation that would oversee financing and construction of a new downtown ballpark for a Pacific Coast League team.
The corporation would be made up of the mayor and current members of the City Council. This isn’t uncommon to have the city council to serve as another legal entity — it happens quite often in economic-development circles — and it was a move recommended by the state.
The corporation will not have bonding authority, but will have the power to administer bonding and oversee construction of the ballpark for the relocating Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) for the 2014 season.
We had a chance to see the tentative plans for the new El Paso ballpark at the Winter Meetings. They looked great and will make for an interesting ballpark — let’s just say there won’t be a right angle in the whole place.
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