In case anyone was wondering, the downtown six-acre site chosen for El Paso’s new 7,000-seat Triple-A ballpark is large enough to accommodate the project, according to Populous sports architect David Bower. Parking also appears to be a non-issue, as an inventory of existing available parking shows 8,392 parking garage spaces and 1,825 metered parking spots to accommodate 30,000 people. Read more here.
In related news, the city council has scheduled a special meeting for today to discuss relocating city hall and adding to the November ballot a proposed increase in the hotel occupancy tax to help pay for the stadium. A public hearing on the project is scheduled for Aug. 14. Read more here.