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Mayor Cook: Ballpark deal is locked in

Published On: Jul 09 2012 05:59:13 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 09 2012 06:02:38 PM CDT
Artist rending of Downtown baseball stadium

City of El Paso

Artist rending of Downtown baseball stadium

EL PASO, Texas -

A new development in El Paso's pursuit of Triple-A baseball.

El Paso Mayor John Cook tells El Paso Inc. he learned today that if voters reject a proposed increase in the city's hotel occupancy tax to pay for a new baseball stadium, the city would be firmly committed to build it anyway - as long as MountainStar Sports Group has acquired the Tucson Padres.

Last week, Cook threatened to veto the sale of tax bonds to pay for the $50 million stadium and the demolition of City Hall - if a November ballot measure to raise the hotel tax on visitors fails.

Read the full El Paso Inc. article here.


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