Proposed Downtown Baseball Stadium Off, For Now
The plan for a Triple A baseball stadium in downtown San Antonio by 2019 is now likely on hold due to a lack of funding commitments. On Wednesday, city council members met with the Barret Sports Group in an executive session about a feasibility study on a stadium. The baseball stadium was projected to be ready for the 2019 baseball season. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor says she’s not sure that a 2019 opening would be feasible at this point.
"We're not at at the stage of having a financial package or a deal right now but I think that the information that has been collected through those studies is valueble as we continue to consider our options," the mayor said.
The study was examining six possible sites for a stadium. Two have been ruled out due to land commitments for the new federal courthouse and Civic Park at HemisFair. There is not any funding for the stadium included in the 2017 budget approved by the city council today.
In April, the Elmore Sports Group, owner of the Double-A San Antonio Missions and Triple-A Colorado Sky Sox had committed to bringing the Sky Sox to San Antonio for the 2019 season. A call to the Elmore Sports Group was not immediately returned Thursday.