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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