San Antonio City Council clears takeover of Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium

The approval is a step forward on a deal that could mean a downtown stadium for the San Antonio Missions.

click to enlarge The MLB has approved the sale of the San Antonio Missions, sources told the Express-News. - Instagram / samissions
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The MLB has approved the sale of the San Antonio Missions, sources told the Express-News.
A group of local investors is one step closer to implementing its vision for the San Antonio Missions after city council on Thursday approved the group to take over the lease of aging Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium.

The group, which includes local real estate developer Graham Weston, plans to buy the minor league baseball team from its current owner, the California-based Elmore Sports Group, for around $28 million, sources recently told the Express-News. MLB has reportedly approved the sale, the daily also reports.

Elmore Sports Group, who bought the Missions in 1987, have been under pressure from MLB to build a new stadium, the Express-News reports. People familiar with the transition told the Express-News that the soon-to-be owners of the Missions plan on building a new stadium downtown.

The new stadium's exact location remains a mystery.

In a statement sent to the Express-News last week, the Missions' new owners said they're committed to keeping professional baseball in San Antonio.

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Michael Karlis

Michael Karlis is a Staff Writer at the San Antonio Current. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., whose work has been featured in Salon, Alternet, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Orlando Weekly, NewsBreak, 420 Magazine and Mexico Travel Today. He reports primarily on breaking news, politics...

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