The San Antonio Missions are stating that Wolff Stadium is not a longterm Triple-A facility, and that they will pursue a new ballpark.
As announced by Elmore Sports Group in June, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) will move to San Antonio for the 2019 season. That will be a part of a series of franchise shifts that will allow the current Class AA Texas League Missions to relocate to a new ballpark in Amarillo, TX, and the Helena Brewers (Rookie; Pioneer League) to take the place of the Sky Sox in Colorado Springs.
In that move, the Missions will make their Pacific Coast League debut at Wolff Stadium, but are hoping to open a new ballpark in the following years. While the club is still working on the details of what the plan for a new facility will look like, it is stating that it does not see Wolff Stadium its longterm answer for Triple-A action. More from KSAT:
“Initially, the team will play in Wolff Stadium, which was built 24 years ago for a Double-A team. But, the Wolff is not the long-term answer for Triple-A baseball in San Antonio,” Missions officials said in a statement. “There are a number of possible sites for a new ballpark, and we will be looking at all of them.
“We will also be seeking partners to create the best possible development plan around a new ballpark for maximum economic impact. That’s what the mayor has asked us to do, and we absolutely embrace the idea. While we are working on the project, we won’t have any additional comment either on possible sites or partners until a plan is further developed.”
As noted here recently, the Missions have reportedly been scouting potential ballpark sites in San Antonio’s downtown. Wolff Stadium originally opened in 1994.
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