City of Albuquerque proposes multi-million dollar projects to enhance sports tourism

City of Albuquerque proposes multi-million dollar projects to enhance sports tourism


THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE IS LOOKING TO SPEND MILLIONS ON SPORTS-RELATED TOURISM. MAYOR TIM KELLER ANNOUNCED A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PACKAGE OF PROPOSED INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS. HERE )S NEWS 13 )S JEANNIE NGUYEN… JEANNIE. JACKIE — MAYOR KELLER IS HOPING ABOUT 28-MILLION DOLLARS IN IMPROVEMENTS TO ALBUQUERQUE FIELDS AND STADIUMS WILL BRING MORE BIG SPORTING EVENTS TO THE DUKE CITY. Mayor Tim Keller – CABQ -1:17:42 “We saw a huge return of investments from the senior games, an estimated $30M.” 1:17:47 MAYOR TIM KELLER SAYS THIS SUMMER )S SENIOR GAMES SHINED A LIGHT ON HOW MUCH THE CITY NEEDS UPDATED FACILITIES AND MORE OF THEM… IN ORDER TO CONTINUE HOSTING POPULAR SPORTING EVENTS. Mayor Tim Keller – CABQ -1:10:57 “The Lodgers ) Tax already exists and so we )re just bonding against those revenues so we can get more money up front.” 1:11:01 TODAY — THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED A LIST OF PROPOSED INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS THEY WANT TO DO USING THE LODGER )S TAX. ON THAT LIST — A MILLION DOLLAR FACILITY UPGRADE TO ISOTOPES PARK. John Traub – General Manger – 1:01:37 “It )s all geared towards fan safety and just making the experience safer, bottom line is.” 1:01:45 ISOTOPES GENERAL MANAGER — JOHN TRAUB — SAYS THE NETTING WOULD BE EXTENDED TO THE FOUL POLES TO HELP PROTECT FANS. THERE WOULD ALSO BE AN UPDATE TO THE PITCHER )S MOUND TO MAKE IT EASIER TO CHANGE OUT THE FIELD FOR UNITED SOCCER GAMES. John Traub – General Manger – 1:04:21 “Basically, with a push of a button, the pitcher )s mound can get lowered so that the field is flat, or raised, so that the mound can be put back in place for baseball.” 1:04:31 THE BIGGEST CHUNK OF THE MONEY WOULD GO TOWARDS FIXING LOS ALTOS PARK — NEAR I-40 AND EUBANK. ABOUT 10.5-MILLION DOLLARS WOULD HELP ADD ANOTHER SOFTBALL FIELD, HELP FIX THE HOMELESS PROBLEM BY ADDING MORE LIGHTING, AND MAKE UPGRADES TO THE SKATE PARK. ALL OF THIS IS IN HOPES LOS ALTOS PARK CAN BE THE PLACE TO HOLD BIG SPORTING EVENTS IN THE FUTURE. Mayor Tim Keller – CABQ -1:21:07 “We believe up to 14 tournaments a year can be housed in Albuquerque alone.” 1:21:15 ANOTHER BIG TICKET ITEM — 3- MILLION DOLLARS FOR A MULTI-USE SOCCER FACILITY SOMEWHERE IN THE METRO FOR THE N-M-A-A AND A PLACE FOR THE UNITED SOCCER TEAM TO PRACTICE. TEAMS CURRENTLY HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY TO BERNALILLO TO USE THE SOCCER COMPLEX THERE. JACKIE — BACK TO YOU. OKAY JEANNIE. FOR THE FULL LIST OF POTENTIAL PROJECTS — HEAD TO ALWAYS-ON- KRQE-DOT-COM. MEANWHILE, THE CITY OF

9 thoughts on “City of Albuquerque proposes multi-million dollar projects to enhance sports tourism

  1. It won’t mean a thing with the homeless problem, gang and drug problems, and the continued voting for socialist democratic representatives. What a joke.

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