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Pima County Supervisors approve up to one-year extension of Tucson Padres’ contract at Kino Sports Complex

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Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 4:05 pm

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Sept. 3, to approve an extension for up to one year of the Tucson Padres’ contract to play at Kino Sports Complex.

According to the extension sought by MountainStar Sports Group, the owner of the Tucson Padres Triple-A team, MountainStar will pay the Pima County Stadium District $70,000 up front to extend the contract until Oct. 31, 2014.

Construction is under way in El Paso for a $60.2 million Triple-A baseball stadium, where the Tucson Padres, under a new name, are expected to begin play in 2014. Under a 30-year lease agreement with the city, MountainStar will rent the stadium for $400,000 a year, with the rent increasing 10 percent every five years.

The Tucson Padres played their last home game of the 2013 season at Kino Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Under an agreement with the Stadium District, MountainStar would have had to pay the District $35,000 as a termination payment if they had decided not to exercise the option to renew for another year.

The additional $35,000 allows the team to play at Kino Stadium in 2014, should the El Paso stadium not be ready.

“A lot of the angst about Triple-A baseball (ending here) could be for naught and they might be back again next season,” said District 5 Supervisor Richard Elías.

“Whether it’s half a season here or five games here, we get our $35,000,” said County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.

If the El Paso stadium is completed on time and the Tucson Padres are able begin their season there, the agreement between MountainStar and Pima County will be terminated, and the Stadium District will be able to schedule other events at Kino Stadium.

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Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

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Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

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Cross Country

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