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Play Delay: Pecos League Sees Delay in Potter County Stadium Deal

Before anything is finalized, Potter County is going to take a little more time on the deal to bring a new baseball team to Potter County Memorial Stadium.

During their Monday meeting, the Potter County Commissioners' Court voted to table an action that would allow the Pecos League to play ball at the stadium. The Pecos League has been discussing bringing a new team, the Lone Stars, to Amarillo for some time, as of the decision.

Andrew Dunn, of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, spoke before the Commissioners' Court on Tuesday, laying out details of the sub-lease of the stadium. Commissioner decided to postpone the vote until their meeting on November 28th. The reason being, Commissioners are currently waiting on information about pending improvements at the stadium.

According to Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner, Gary D. Elliston, of Southern Independent Baseball, will be invited to the next Commissioners' meeting to discuss various improvements on the stadium. Commissioners will also discuss sub-leasing Potter County Memorial Stadium to San Jacinto Christian Academy and the Pecos League.

Also during the meeting, County Commissioners voted to approve the new "East Gateway" TIRZ Zone, followinga presentation by Amarillo City Manager Terry Childers. On another item, Commissioners voted to approve budget amendments to the 2016-2017 budget.

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