Triple A Baseball in El Paso…will it happen? The El Paso City Council has a very big decision to render this Tuesday morning. Today will decide whether the city elects to move forward with a plan that will set into the motion a Triple A baseball team calling El Paso home. Much of the controversy has been over the proposed demolition of city hall. The nay sayers are very vocal even though they are very few. The supporters were fairly quiet, up until a week ago, because they thought the term sheet approved in June was commitment by the city…Emma Acosta decided to possibly become a flip flopper and threw what was once thought to be a for sure vote into a maybe/maybe not.
Last evening, I attended the pro baseball rally at Cleveland Square Park where there were hundreds of adults and children…all in support of the stadium. It was a great site to see and a sign of whats to come.
What’s at stake if todays vote doesn’t go through?
- More than probable chance that El Paso loses on not only this Triple A Franchise, but also any future pro franchise
- Stifled development not only downtown but in other parts of the city
- Maybe a loss in support from large benefactors such as Paul Foster and the Hunt Family
Here’s the deal…opportunities like the one presented today only come around ever couple decades….we can’t afford to pass this up. It is imperative that not only this stadium happen, but also the passage of the quality of life bond in November. El Paso is a growing city that needs to invest in itself and make itself more attractive to those who are thinking of moving here and also those who are thinking of leaving because they feel El Paso isn’t moving forward.
Less than a week ago, a petition was started for El Pasoans wanting to show support for the baseball stadium…it has almost 1300 signatures…in less than a week.
Will El Paso take a step forward or a step backwards today?
My name is David and I am living El Paso.