Date pushed back for El Paso Chihuahuas home opener

Updated: Friday, February 7 2014, 09:37 PM MST
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By: Jamel Valencia and Joshua Zuber
 
EL PASO, Texas –
 
The El Paso Chihuahuas home opener in their new ballpark in downtown El Paso has been pushed back in order for the stadium to be completed, announced team officials.
 
The Triple-A team will now play its first home game on April 28.
 
The announcement was made Friday morning.
 
The team had been scheduled to play a four-game series against the Reno Aces in El Paso starting April 11, but that series will be played in Tucson, Ariz.
 
“We have one chance to do opening day right and we owe it to the community to make sure that first impression of every detail in the ballpark is unforgettable,” added Alan Ledford.
 
The new home opener is set for April 28 for the first of a four-game series against the Fresno Grizzlies.
 
That will be followed by another four home games against the Sacramento River Cats May 2-5.
 
For those already with season tickets, you can hold onto them for future season games, donate them or get discounts.
 
“We are also offering for season ticket holders to receive the value of 50 percent of the tickets for concession stand use,” Ledford said.
 
City Engineer Alan Shubert told KFOX 14 that the stadium will not be 100 percent complete on April 28, but good enough to provide an excellent experience for fans.
 
“I am fairly certain we will have a temporary certificate of occupancy, and what that means is all your life-safety things are in place. You haven't compromised anything from a code standpoint. But as you can imagine on a project this size, there will be things that need to be cleaned up and finished, hopefully more back of house.”

Date pushed back for El Paso Chihuahuas home opener
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