The Rocky Mountain Vibes are pushing to host a major event at UCHealth Park next summer, as the team lobbies for the Northwest League/Pioneer League All-Star Game.
Vibes owner Elmore Sports Group and the team’s front office are working to bring the 2020 Northwest League/Pioneer League All-Star Game to Colorado Springs, hoping the contest will be played at UCHealth Park next August. At this point, there has not been an official announcement on where next summer’s Northwest League/Pioneer League All-Star Game will take place, but the Vibes’ interest in the game was confirmed last week by general manager Chris Phillips.
Phillips emphasized in his comments that a final decision has not been made, but seemed optimistic about the prospects of the Vibes’ landing the game. More from Woodmen Edition:
“I think we’re going to get it,” Phillips said last week. “It’s between us and two other teams, but I think we’re looking like a pretty strong candidate at this point.”
Phillips added that he recently spoke Pioneer League president James R. McCurdy. “He told me, ‘I think you guys are the front-runner,’ Phillips said. The Vibes are a member of the Pioneer League.
Phillips said the game would take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at UCHealth Park, and would pit the top players from the short-season rookie leagues.
An annual contest between All-Stars from the Rookie-level Pioneer League and the Short Season A Northwest League, the Northwest League/Pioneer League All-Star Game was most recently held at Memorial Stadium, home of the Boise Hawks (Northwest League).
The 2019 campaign represented the Vibes’ inaugural season, as the former Helena Brewers arrived in Colorado Springs as part of a series franchise moves by the Elmore Sports Group. They took the place of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), who relocated to San Antonio and assumed the San Antonio Missions name and branding, while the former Class AA Texas League Missions moved to Amarillo and rebranded as the Amarillo Sod Poodles.