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Escondido Mayor: ‘The Ballpark is Dead’

As a result of the California Supreme Court’s ruling this morning upholding the state’s right to abolish local redevelopment agencies, Escondido (CA) Mayor Sam Abed stated today that the proposed new ballpark for the Triple-A Tucson Padres (Pacific Coast League) is now dead.  According to team owner Jeff Moorad, the franchise will likely be sold, unless another market steps up to the plate in the North County.  Read more here.

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Escondido Awaits Decision by High Court

The proposed new ballpark in Escondido (CA) for the Triple-A Tucson Padres (Pacific Coast League) remains on life support, in no small part because the city failed to act on a deal before the California Legislature passed bills that effectively eliminate local redevelopment agencies, unless municipalities make hundreds of millions in payments to the state.  A decision by the California Supreme Court on the Continue reading

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