Baseball Stadium Not a Done Deal

Baseball Stadium Not a Done Deal

POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:58pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 12:49pm

The fate of a new Triple A baseball stadium will likely be decided next week. The El Paso City Council will vote next Tuesday whether to authorize the city manager to sign a lease between the city and Mountain Star Sports Group to bring the team here. Under the proposed deal, the city would lease the new stadium to the MountainStar Sports Group for $200,000 a year. The city would also collect a 10 cent ticket surcharge.

However, some council representatives say they have several questions that need to be answered before next Tuesday."If this new ball park is going to revitalize downtown, and bring about great change into our region, then why are we thinking 20 years from now we're going to be a low income city? Why are we thinking 10 years from now a 10 cent surcharge is equitable. I need to know that. I need to know that," said City Council Representative Emma Acosta from District 3.

If the deal is approved, city officials say El Paso would be the lowest per capita income city in the Pacific Coast League.

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Government gone wild! If you knew the inside deals being made to serve the elite at tax payer cost I'm sure it would amaze many behind the scene deals being cut so some of these boneheads can reap off taxpayer money...Revitalize downtown? The city?? LOOOOL c'mon el paso residents your intelligence is showing! This town is what it is...ball park or not...wake up and grow up! Let'em revitalize Cohen stadium...during an economic downturn the last thing we need is an open checkbook for'em

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