El Paso baseball diamond taking shapeEl Paso baseball diamond taking shapehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=73342013-05-21T12:03:00Z2013-05-21T00:00:00Z

EL PASO - The home of the El Paso Triple-A baseball team is starting to take shape — like a diamond. Construction crews are working on the foundation of Downtown's new baseball stadium, said City Engineer Alan Shubert.

The foundation work is only the beginning of what will become a 9,000-seat baseball stadium.

Removal of the City Hall implosion debris is expected to be finished by the end of this week. The debris comprised about 18,800 tons of reinforced concrete, metal, glass and other materials that used to make up the former City Hall.

The ballpark is expected to be ready by April 2014, when the minor league baseball team is expected to play its first game in El Paso.

The ballpark's final construction will include artwork commemorating the history of baseball in the city and a red brick exterior to match the nearby Union Depot train station.

The $50 million stadium in Downtown El Paso will be the home of the Tucson Padres. The team will have a new name when it takes the field in El Paso.

Read more at the El Paso Times.

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