Group Takes New Step in Acquiring Triple A Team


POSTED: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 10:38am

UPDATED: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 5:58pm

MountainStar Sports Group, LLC, the El Paso ownership group trying to purchase and bring a Triple-A Baseball team to the City, said they were asked to provide a Preliminary Application Review to the Pacific Coast League of Minor League Baseball. 

According to MountainStar, The Review is an advanced step in the PCL’s numerous requirements necessary to secure a Triple-A team.

In an announcement, MountainStar Sports Group said, “We are very encouraged that the Board of the Pacific Coast League and Minor League Baseball asked us to provide the Preliminary Application Review as quickly as possible.” The announcement indicated the Review could reach the PCL by next week.

The Group said the request is a standard step in the PCL approval process, and represents a positive signal. The PCL has already indicated that it is moving forward with the El Paso proposal in an “expedited manner”. In the announcement, the Group said the PCL request means definite progress is being made with the team acquisition and within the Minor League Baseball approval process. According to the announcement, El Paso could be given an official approval within thirty days.

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