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Volume 27 No. 30
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Scottsdale Pols Could Vote On Giants Spring Training Upgrades

The Scottsdale City Council today could vote on the first set of renovations at Scottsdale Stadium, the MLB Giants' Spring Training home. The council will consider a $22.9M contract with Hunt Construction Group to build a new clubhouse building/event venue. The renovations also will include expanding and adding shade to the right-field Charros Lodge, improving left-field berm areas and renovating the main entry plaza. Construction would start in April and be completed by next year’s Spring Training. Scottsdale Stadium was last updated in '05.

The council also will consider a $52.8M funding plan for the renovations, as well as additional improvements and setting the parameters for the Giants extending their ballpark lease to '44 with two potential 5-year extensions. The current lease expires in '25. The funding deal calls for a $15.125M contribution from the Giants through '39. Scottsdale would contribute up to $35M through hotel bed taxes and accompanying bonds. The Scottsdale Charros nonprofit group, which puts on events at the ballpark, would put in $2.7M.