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Orem Owlz to stay in Utah, Pueblo won’t play ball

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The vision of a brand new baseball stadium in downtown Pueblo is gone just as quickly as it came. The Orem Owlz announced Monday the minor league team is staying in Utah. “Previously, we announced a likely deal with the City and County of Pueblo, Colorado, to open a youth sports facility, multiple hotels and a new home for th…

The vision of a brand new baseball stadium in downtown Pueblo is gone just as quickly as it came. The Orem Owlz announced Monday the minor league team is staying in Utah.
“Previously, we announced a likely deal with the City and County of Pueblo, Colorado, to open a youth sports facility, multiple hotels and a new home for the Owlz,” owner Jeff Katofsky said in a statement. “I have always stated that it was a dream and goal of mine to have a youth sports facility for boys and girls to learn baseball, team sports and the leadership and athletic lessons that ensue. 
“It cautioned that the transaction was preliminary and there were a lot of details to finalize the deal. In the end, some within the City of Pueblo, as well as other related governmental agencies, were either unable or unwilling to consummate the written and oral promises that were made to our ownership groups.” 
Proponents of the team’s move envisioned building a brand new stadium near the Riverwalk by the beginning of the 2020 season. The plan included a $25 million multipurpose stadium for the team and two nearby hotels, which would be built by Katofsky and developers. 
Pueblo City Council presiden…
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