Maahs, Tiguas Talk about Diablos Future
POSTED: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 6:52pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 12:46pm
The El Paso Diablos future is in doubt now that the El Paso City Council have approved financing for a new downtown baseball stadium. A part of the contract says there is a non-compete clause, which means the Diablos would be forced to leave their current home, Cohen Stadium, and would have to continue playing but outside the city of El Paso.
"We all support Triple-A coming to town, it's something that is inevitable and it's going to happen. There are plenty of stadiums, you guys have talked about Frisco and Plano, those are all within 20 or 30 minutes of the Texas Rangers. There are plenty of stadiums around Phoenix and Scottsdale within 20 minutes of Triple A, Major League, Double A, they are all together. We're committed to make it work with the Diablos, we're committed to make Cohen Stadium work, and the repairs are coming out of our pocket. We'll continue to make it better, and that's all we ask is that you consider removing the non-compete out of that current contract and give the Diablos and opportunity to go," said Speaking Rock G.M. Karl Maahs.