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City confident parking won't be a problem for AAA baseball
By: Bill Melugin
EL PASO, Texas - The city of El Paso is confident parking won't be an issue downtown when the new Triple A ballpark opens in April.
When asked by KFOX14 if he felt there would be enough parking spaces, El Paso Department of Transportation director Ted Marquez replied, "Absolutely."
The city released the results of a four-month-long traffic circulation study of the ballpark area on Wednesday night.
The ballpark is estimated to seat anywhere between 7,000 and 9,000 people, and the study identified 12,236 parking spaces in the immediate area.
"We looked at how we will route emergency vehicles, we looked at where parking is, and some of the results are we have sufficient parking in the downtown area," Marquez said. "We are thinking about how to make it easy for people to come into downtown El Paso and enjoy the festivities, enjoy the games, enjoy any other event, and then they can go home safely."
The city is confident that even if other events are taking place at nearby venues during a baseball game, there would still be enough parking.
Wednesday night's presentation was just a draft. The final report is expected to be completed by early January.