City Council to vote on Pueblo baseball deal Monday

Posted at 6:53 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 20:53:55-04

Pueblo City Council will vote Monday night on a resolution to support the County’s plan to bring a Minor League Baseball team to town. As we’ve reported, the owner of a Single-A affiliated team wants to relocate to Pueblo, and he plans to spend $50 million building new hotels along the Riverwalk.

The Pueblo Economic Development Corporation sent a letter to City and County leaders Friday saying they’ve finished vetting the developer and gave him a positive review.

The County has an option to buy the old Associated Grocers warehouse near Elizabeth Street and City Center Drive as a proposed stadium site. That public facility would be built using tax increment financing with new sales and lodging taxes from the hotels being used to repay the estimated $27 million debt.

The team would play its first season in Pueblo in 2020.