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El Paso City Council to Consider Deal with MountainStar Sports Group on Sept. 11

The El Paso City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 11, is expected to consider the terms of a long-term lease deal with MountainStar Sports Group for the site chosen for a proposed new downtown baseball stadium to be built for the relocated Triple-A Tucson Padres (Pacific Coast League). Read more here.

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San Diego Padres For Sale

Majority owner of the San Diego Padres John Moores announced Tuesday that the franchise is for sale.  Read more here.  Don’t expect the process and result to be anything like the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Read more here.

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Moorad Withdraws Application to Buy San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres vice president, CEO and 49-percent stakeholder Jeff Moorad has decided to withdraw his application to aquire full ownership of the team from 51-percent owner John Moores, so the two can focus on securing the team’s television rights before Opening Day.  Moorad and his group reportedly have two more years to complete the purchase of the franchise.  Read more here.

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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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Moorad to Unload Triple-A Padres, If No New Ballpark?

If the proposed new ballpark in Escondido (CA) for the Triple-A Tucson Padres falls through, new owner Jeff Moorad will apparently consider three options, including selling the team to one of the other suitors with whom former owner Merritt Paulson was negotiating, selling the team to a local group in Tucson, or finding another suburban San Diego market where a new stadium could be built.  Read more here.

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Public Forums Scheduled Before Big Vote

San Diego Padres owner Jeff Moorad has scheduled three public forums next week to discuss the ballpark deal that would bring the Triple-A Portland Beavers/Tucson Padres to Escondido (CA).  The forums are scheduled for  Dec. 9, 10, and 11.  The city council is scheduled to vote Dec. 15 on the proposal, which requires the city to spend $50 million in redevelopment funds to build a new ballpark.  Read more here.

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Deal for New Escondido Ballpark for Beavers Close at Hand

The Triple-A Portland Beavers could be on their way to Escondido (CA) within the next two years, if the city 30 miles north of Petco Park agrees to build a new $45 million, 9,000-seat stadium to house the team.  A memorandum of understanding on the deal is expected to be signed soon by an ownership group led by San Diego Padres CEO Jeff Moorad.  Read more here.

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