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Elmore Weighing Options in San Antonio, Chooses GM to Ramp Up Amarillo Operations

Nearly a year later after announcing the move of the Colorado Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) to San Antonio (TX), the Elmore Sports Group’s pursuit of a new stadium remains in the exploratory stage.  Read more here.  (Subscription required.)  Meanwhile, it’s been announced that Sky Sox GM Tony Ensor has been tapped to run Elmore’s new Double-A, Texas League club in Amarillo (TX) (the relocating San Antonio Missions).  Sky Sox Assistant GM Chris Phillips has been promoted to GM.  Read more here.

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Columnist Bashes Idea of Downtown San Antonio Ballpark

According to one columnist, there is no visible merit to building a minor league baseball stadium downtown San Antonio.  Not in a fast-growing city with major league aspirations.  Not in the name of economic development.  Read more here.

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The Latest on the San Antonio Ballpark Plan

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.

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San Antonio Mayor Not Interested in Investing in Minor League Sports for Major League City

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.

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Wolff Stadium a Long-Term Solution for Missions?

When the San Antonio Missions start playing Triple-A baseball in 2019, it’s still unclear if Wolff Stadium will be the team’s long-term home.  Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff thinks adding just 1,000 seats would meet the requirements for Triple-A ball.  The owners of the Missions don’t believe the ballpark is their stadium of the future.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Scouting Triple-A Ballpark Sites in San Antonio

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.

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Colorado Springs Gazette Sports Columnist Takes Swing at Elmore, Rockies

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.

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