The Sky Sox baseball team has agreed to participate in a city-sponsored study to see whether building a downtown stadium for the minor-league team could work.
“We’re very happy where we are now and we had no plans to move,” Sky Sox general manager Tony Ensor said.
He said the city came to him and asked if the team would be willing to consider moving. Since so many people in the community seem to feel it would be good for downtown and for the city as a whole, Ensor said the team is willing to consider it.
“But we’re really going to leave this up to the community,” he said.
The Sky Sox and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance sent a survey out yesterday to fans and members asking residents and business leaders to respond to questions about what kind of seating they would buy in a new downtown stadium, how much they would likely be willing to pay and if they would support the idea of the Sky Sox moving from its current location at Security Service Federal Credit Union Field in northeast Colorado Springs.
“Recent media reports and informal polls of readers and subscribers indicate a great deal of interest and support for such a project,” reads the email from the business alliance.
There could be advantages to making a move, Ensor said. While Sky Sox is one of the only a handful of AAA baseball teams in the country to own its own stadium, it is 25 years old and there are some things the team and its major league partner, The Colorado Rockies, might be happy to improve.
Ensor said he didn’t know anything about the timeline or what to expect.
“We’re really just in the earliest stages,” he said. “The city is really managing the entire process.”
Click on the following link to take the survey: http://customintercept.com/snapwebhost/surveylogin.asp?k=136847767773