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Chihuahuas ballpark construction schedule may shift to 24 hours

New El Paso ballpark

Construction on the new El Paso Chihuahuas (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) ballpark could shift to a 24-hour schedule to make the April opening date.

It’s always been known that construction of the new downtown ballpark was on a tight schedule. Team and city officials are planning to update residents on the state of ballpark construction at a community meeting today:

“They’re working as many as 21 hours a day now, and we’ll soon be moving to 24 hours a day,” said Martin Bartlett with the city’s engineering department.

Neighbors are wondering when they will get some shuteye.

“Twenty-four (hours), seven days is not good for us,” Rosario Giner said.

A city spokesperson said that’s always been on the table and the contractor, the Jordan – Hunt Company, has the permit to do.

It’s a little hard to see that boosting the construction schedule three hours a day could be any more inconveniencing, though.

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