When I say "greenest" I am not talking about all the cash it took to build this controversial stadium.  That's a whole 'nother blog.I'm referring to the fact that construction of Southwest University Park is being done with an eye toward the environment!  According to ElPasoTexas.gov:

When thousands of El Pasoans enter Southwest University Park to watch the El Paso Chihuahuas take on opponents, they’ll be doing so in one of the most sustainable, environmentally-friendly buildings in El Paso.

Southwest University Park is currently seeking a LEEDS certification.  The LEEDS application is based on many things, including:

  • • Reliance on existing parking infrastructure;
  • • Addition of bicycle parking facilities adjacent to the ballpark.
  •   Proximity to Sun Metro’s new Brio Rapid Transit System.
  • • Reducing the amount of stormwater which will run off the site.
  • • Recycling the vast majority of construction and demolition waste produced by the project.
  • • Use of recycled and regionally-sourced construction materials.

Love it, hate it or be "Ehhhh" about it; it's here and the season is about to start with EP taking on Reno.  At least when they start their home stand, we can sip a beer at the games with environmentally clear consciences!

Catch play by play coverage of Thursdays game on ESPN 600, KROD!