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El Paso breaks ground on cross-border ballpark

El Paso’s Ballpark Groundbreaking Ceremony, to mark the launch of construction of a state-of-the-art Triple-A ballpark facility in the city’s downtown, attracted more than 500 people. The marketing team used a confetti cannon burst and traditional ballpark music to set the tone for the family fun and excitement that can be expected of Triple-A ballgames, set to begin play in April 2014. Mayor of El Paso John Cook said:

This is an exciting day for the Sun City. Today we are seeing progress and growth in the form of a brand new facility that will change the face of our City’s downtown and anchor the exciting projects which are revitalising El Paso. A great asset is gained for our City with this ballpark, and I want to thank the El Pasoans who are investing in our community and bringing us a Triple-A baseball team.

Alejandra de la Vega Foster, a member of MountainStar Sports Group, delivered remarks in Spanish for event guests and Spanish-language media from the neighbouring city of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico:

Not only will El Paso’s Triple-A ballpark be one of the newest and most modern, but we are the only one on an international border. This ballpark is an asset to our bi-national community – something for everyone to enjoy, for ballgames of course, but for so many other celebrations and events as well. We are thrilled that it will be so close and easily accessible to Juarenses to come enjoy the games and other events.”

Also in attendance were key leadership from baseball organizations including Minor League Baseball, the Pacific Coast League – of which the El Paso Triple-A team will be a part – as well as representation from the Front Office of the San Diego Padres.

El Paso's Triple-A ballpark has been designed by Populous.

El Paso’s Triple-A ballpark has been designed by Populous.

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