A City of El Paso plan to redevelop the Cohen Stadium site on the northeast side of the city is set to proceed without the Cohen Stadium.
City officials have decided that it would make more economic sense to get rid of the 9,700-seat stadium altogether, as part of a larger plan to redevelop the 50 acre-property into a mixed-use entertainment site.
That demolition is slated to begin once members of the El Paso City Council have officially approved a developer for the project.
A master plan called Reimaging Cohen has proposed the construction of restaurant, retail, and residential space at the site, as well as a new hotel.
Serving as the former home of the El Paso Diablos baseball team, Cohen Stadium was built at a cost of $6 million in 1990 and in recent years has hosted music concerts, fairs, and truck shows.
By Garry Boulard
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