According to the draft plans, a pedestrian deck would cross over the tracks in the eastern area of the ballpark, adjacent to Santa Fe Street. Additionally, a portion of the planned upper deck suite and press box area would overhang the railroad tracks by about 50 feet or more.
|Concept image of ballpark. Grandstand tower can be seen on the left.|
The contract with Union Pacific states that the railroad company would provide "preliminary engineering and other related services, development of cost estimates, review of the project’s preliminary layouts, and submit current train and switching moves."
Those involved are trying for an April 2014 opening day for the yet-unnamed Triple-A ball club's stadium.
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Populous website: http://populous.com/
City Council Agenda: http://www.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/city_council.asp?agenda=10-23-12&addition=false