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City, MountainStar to address cost overruns at new El Paso ballpark

It could take an additional $10 million to complete the new El Paso ballpark slated to host the relocated Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) next season, with city and MountainStar Sports officials slated to discuss the matter. Currently there’s no proposal on the table: just a note from MountainStar’s Josh Hunt that the […]

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El Paso ballpark lawsuit dismissed; groundbreaking set for Thursday

A lawsuit against El Paso city employees alleging misconduct regarding the financing of a new El Paso ballpark was dismissed yesterday; meanwhile, the official groundbreaking of the Triple-A facility will take place Thursday. The lawsuit, filed by former Mayor Ray Salazar and five other plaintiffs against City Manager Joyce Wilson and city Reps. Cortney Niland […]

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MountainStar Sports buys Tucson Padres

MountainStar Sports Group, which has a deal to bring affiliated baseball to a new downtown El Paso ballpark, says it has signed a Franchise Purchase Agreement for the Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League). It’s been a hectic few weeks for the four investors comprising MountainStar: the El Paso City Council narrowly passed a downtown-ballpark […]

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Lease terms unveiled in El Paso

A new Triple-A team in El Paso would pay $200,000 annually in rent under the terms of a proposed 25-year lease for a new downtown ballpark. The proposed lease between the city and MountainStar Sports Group would run for 25 years, with options for three five-year extensions. The team would pay $200,000 in yearly rent, with […]

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