Skip to Content

Construction crews to ‘top off’ downtown ballpark

A milestone for the downtown ballpark that will soon become the home of the El Paso Chihuahuas Triple-A baseball team.

Monday afternoon, crews will ‘top off’ the stadium with the final steel piece, considered a ceremonial rite for builders.

The steel skeleton weighs 2.5 million pounds.

Since construction started, 2,500 pieces of steel and 18,000 bolts have been used.

With the steel work complete, crews will turn their focus to other detailed work including the installation of the foul ball poles, drainage, grading and the turf grass for the field.

One the final steel piece is installed, the 220 foot tall crane that has towered over downtown El Paso for months will be disassembled and removed from the site.

Opening day is scheduled for April.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo



KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content