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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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Mayor Wants More Private Financial Support for New Ballpark

Pacific Coast LeagueCity leaders may have a better understanding of San Antonio’s ability to support a new downtown ballpark and a Triple-A baseball team, thanks to the release on Monday of two market studies from different consulting firms.  But what San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor wants to see before endorsing a plan for a new stadium is financial support from the private sector.  Read more here.

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No Triple-A Ballpark for San Antonio in 2019

Colorado Springs Sky Sox LogoSan Antonio MissionsSan 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.

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Missions Trolling Lubbock

San Antonio MissionsThe San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas) are apparently trying to cover their relocation bets, as the team is reportedly eyeing Lubbock (TX) for its new home, while in ballpark talks with Amarillo (TX).  As we all know, the franchise will be moved, if San Antonio (TX) builds a new downtown stadium for the to-be-relocated Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.

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