City Council to approve final touches on ballpark, first seats installed
POSTED: Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 11:09pm
UPDATED: Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 11:15pm
EL PASO (KTSM) — El Paso City Council will vote Tuesday to approve final purchases for the downtown ballpark
Before the Chihuahuas’ ballpark gets some of the planned final touches, City Council will have to approve the items on its consent agenda.
Some of the proposed items include, more than $88,000 in fiber optic cable, $125,000 for food service equipment, $312,000 for the stadium’s wifi equipment, and about $244,000 for miscellaneous seating.
On Sunday, the season's first ticket holders were also the first to sit down in the newly installed seats at the ballpark. The seats are the first of about 7,500 fixed seats in the stadium.
The El Paso couple, who was on of the first to buy season tickets, said they can't wait until the first pitch.
"It's a great view. It's so close to the action that I don't think there's going to be a bad seat in the house," said Brent Michener.
This "first sitting" was only a symbolic event - the Michener's seats are actually right behind home plate, but those seats haven't been installed yet.
The ballpark's grand opening is April 28. The Chihuahuas will be facing the Fresno Grizzlies.