With no firm proposal in sight for a new Triple-A baseball stadium in San Antonio (TX), County Judge Nelson Wolff wants Missions owner Dave Elmore and his Elmore Sports Group to take a closer look at expanding Wolff Stadium to facilitate the city’s move up the minor league ladder. Read more here. That said, will it be a new facility for baseball or soccer? Moves by Austin (TX) could kill MLS idea in San Antonio. Read more here and here.
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City of Amarillo (TX) officials unveiled what they envision as Amarillo’s long-awaited $45.5 million Field of Dreams during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday afternoon just south of City Hall. Read more and view photos here.
While the city of San Antonio (TX) has flirted with plans for Major League Soccer, a handful of movers and shakers have continued to work behind the scenes on a new ballpark for the future Triple-A San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League). Read more here.
After weeks of negotiations, the City of Amarillo and the Elmore Sports Group have agreed upon a 30-year lease for the new Double A minor league baseball team to begin play in a new $45.5 million downtown stadium in 2019. Read more here.
San Antonio (TX) Mayor Ron Nirenberg said using Public financing for a downtown minor league baseball stadium is not in the interest of San Antonio. He doesn’t think the public needs to be investing in minor league sports, because San Antonio a big league city. Read more here.
Land near the Government Hill neighborhood across from the Pearl and an area next to the San Antonio Museum of Art are potential new locations under consideration for the city’s first triple-A baseball stadium. Read more here.
Triple-A baseball in Colorado Springs was not built to last. And, as we know, it will not last. The Triple-A version of the Sky Sox is fleeing to San Antonio in 2019, ending three decades in the Springs. The Elmore family, owners of the Sky Sox, use altitude to justify the departure. Read more here.
The Amarillo Local Government Corp., the group tasked with overseeing downtown catalyst projects for the city, approved a letter of agreements with Elmore Sports Group to lease the coming downtown multipurpose event venue that will be built to house the relocating San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League). Read more here.
In not so surprising, news, the Minor League Baseball landscape will look a little different in 2019 after an ownership group announced plans to relocate three teams on Wednesday. Read more here. With Amarillo (TX) locking down the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League), the next questions is, what happens to Wichita (KS)? Read background story here.
San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor on Wednesday effectively shelved a plan to bring Triple-A baseball to San Antonio (TX) by the 2019 season. Taylor acknowledged Wednesday that meeting a 2019 launch date is now nearly impossible, based on rough estimates of construction time. It’s unclear whether David Elmore will continue to push for a new stadium in San Antonio and how this news might affect other cities hoping to land the city’s Double-A franchise. Read more here.
Colorado Springs may not be finished with talks of a downtown baseball stadium. Addressing the City Council on Tuesday, Mayor John Suthers said Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) owner Dave Elmore indicated he would consider moving a Class-A team to the city, but only to a downtown stadium. As we suspected all along, Elmore is contemplating moving his Helena Brewers (Rookie, Pioneer League) to Colorado Springs to replace the Sky Sox, if they depart for San Antonio. Read more here.
Future plans for a downtown Amarillo (TX) baseball stadium have temporarily stalled after the owners of the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) declined to sign a letter of intent. The plan instead is to move toward completing a long-term formal agreement this fall. Read more here.
The appearance of a dysfunctional city government might cost Amarillo a AA baseball team and a downtown ballpark, according to City Councilman Randy Burkett. Read more here.
A lot would have to happen here, but ballpark developments in Texas could mean the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) relocate to the new ballpark in Amarillo (TX), with the Colorado Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) replacing the Missions in San Antonio (TX). Both teams are owned by Elmore Sports Group. Read more here.
George Watkins from The Salinas Californian provides a nice picture of how things went for D.G. Elmore, owner of Elmore Sports Group, when he made is pitch to the Salinas (CA) City Council to bring the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to town for the start of the 2016 season. It appears all was lovey-dovey for Round 1. Read more here. View Facebook page here. View Twitter page here.
D.G. Elmore, owner of Elmore Sports Group, met with the Salinas (CA) City Council Tuesday to pitch his idea of bringing the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to town for the start of the 2016 season. Elmore said he hopes to be a part of the economic development in Salinas surrounding the long-awaited Alisal Marketplace housing and shopping project. Read more here.