Posted: Apr 20, 2014 11:40 AM
Updated: Apr 20, 2014 11:40 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) With barely a week to go, officials are promising that El Paso's new $72 million stadium will be ready before the city's minor league baseball team's home opener.
The El Paso Times reports (http://bit.ly/1jWv3qd ) that a temporary certificate of occupancy has been issued for $72 million Southwest University Park. That's the future home of the Chihuahuas, a Triple-A Padres affiliate.
But an official certificate won't be given until two three-story buildings beyond right field are completed, furniture is installed and the kitchen is ready.
The Chihuahuas are scheduled to have their home opener in the 9,000-seat park against Fresno on April 28.
Alan Shubert, project manager for the new stadium, said everything will be ready. But he noted: "We are sliding into home plate."
Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com