Amarillo Voters (Barely) Approve Ballpark Referendum

City of Amarillo LogoVoters in Amarillo (TX) supported, by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, including a ballpark in a downtown multipurpose event venue.  The difference came down to 820 votes out of more than 22,000 cast.  The non-binding referendum was meant to measure public opinion of the plan.  The city council will have to decide whether or not to move forward with the development.  The pro baseball tenant and ballpark operator have yet to be determined.  Read more here.

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5 responses to “Amarillo Voters (Barely) Approve Ballpark Referendum

  1. Mark

    Which PCL team is likely to move?

    • Las Vegas and Colorado Springs are the obvious choices.

      • ballparkbiz

        Agree that Vegas and Colorado Springs are the obvious targets if this scenario were to develop. It might also require that San Antonio lose a team for a period of time, if the ballparks don’t develop concurrently.

        Alan

  2. AZdev

    So this will be for an affiliated team. So I guess they will also have to find some other’s cities’ team to steal away.

    • The rumor is if San Antonio builds a new downtown ballpark for a AAA team, then the Double-A team would move to Amarillo. So it is really San Antonio that will be looking to steal a team, not Amarillo.

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