Get Familiar with Triple-A Baseball and the Pacific Coast League
It hasn't even been 24 hours since Mayor John Cook decided not to veto the vote for a $50 million baseball park after city council voted 4-3 in favor of the contract between the city and Mountain Star Group. So now that it's official that El Paso will play ball, take time to get to know a league that's coming to a downtown near you!
Triple A-Baseball consists of 30 teams and the Tuscon Padres will make their way to El Paso come 2014. They are an affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
There are 16 teams that make up the Pacific Coast League, including the Tucson Padres. There are 14 teams that make up the International League.
When it comes down to the fan base it is comprised of 56 percent males and 44 percent females. It has the highest percentage of fans within the 36 to 50-year-old age group.
Another statistic on record is that 49 percent of their fans attend six or more games per season.
Also when it comes to attendance as compared to professional leagues it doesn't fall far behind.
There are many Triple-A players that went pro and have seen continued success in the big leagues. From Chipper Jones and Matt Kemp to Ian Kinsler and Albert Pujols -- El Paso has the opportunity to go beyond the baseball experience and watch some future All-Stars play in our own backyard.