Owlz Staying Put in Orem — for Now

In a reversal of an announcement last month, the Orem Owlz (Rookie, Pioneer League) will not relocate to Pueblo (CO) by the 2020 season — or at all, Owlz owner Jeff Katofsky announced Monday in conjunction with a ruling from the Pueblo County government.  Read more here.  More details here from the Chieftain.  Read about the communication leading up to the decision here and here.


Filed under League & Franchise, Market & Location

2 responses to “Owlz Staying Put in Orem — for Now

  1. Jim

    We are planning on moving to Colorado next year. This takes Pueblo off the list.

    • ballparkbiz

      If not Pueblo or Pueblo area, there are not a lot of options in Colorado except for north of Denver. I haven’t looked closely, so I don’t know if great places like the Fort Collins/Loveland/Greeley area would be in MLB territory or not. I get the impression there is some gamesmanship going on here with Pueblo because of frustration (understandable, as the city has on-again, off-again flirted with pro ball for many years). Will the parties come back to the table? We’ll be watching closely.


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