Future of Pueblo baseball team, stadium uncertain

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The future of the recently announced baseball team and the stadium that would come to Pueblo are now uncertain. 

In late June, the Orem Owlz, announced their move to southern Colorado from Utah. 

Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace, alongside the owner of the Orem Owlz, Jeff Katofsky, the county announced they will build a $25 million multi-use stadium near the Riverwalk, off north Elizabeth in downtown Pueblo.

On Wednesday it was reported that the team would no longer be moving to Pueblo. 

Pueblo County officials said that the team owner has not formally announced he is pulling out of the project.

“I never read that email to mean that the project is done. If Pueblo wants him to develop $50-million worth of downtown projects at his own expense, have a minor league baseball team relocate to Pueblo, traveling youth tournament, and last but not least a stadium built with Katofsky’s own tax payments then he wants in on the project,” said Pace

In an email to project participants this morning Katofsky wrote: 

“Thanks for all your help and effort in this matter. Based upon the new developments on your end, however, looks like Pueblo has killed the deal.”

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