The next step on the road to the sale of Toyota Field was passed on Thursday afternoon when the City of San Antonio voted in favor of pursuing the sale. The approval doesn’t entirely complete things as there are still some elements to be completed but the business terms of the agreement can now be finalized with all four relevant parties.
Following on from Bexar County approving their own motion on Tuesday, the city can now go ahead and finalize negotiations with Gordon Hartman for the sale. That will then allow the city to complete negotiations with Spurs Sports and Entertainment to lease the venue, thus requiring two separate negotiations to be completed.
There have been no announcements yet from either Spurs Sports and Entertainment or Gordon Hartman. With this step now cleared the announcements should by coming through rapidly in the coming weeks.
There were few new additional details that came out from the City Council meeting, after the details in the County on Tuesday. Just like Bexar County, the City will also be giving the money of the sale to Morgan’s Wonderland, which received plenty of praise.
One big detail was plenty of speculation of the name that any SSE team will be fielded, as the side will not be called the Scorpions. It was reported that the team will be named after ‘Community Consultation’ a broad term that seems to be used by every new soccer team in America in decision making.
The sale continues to move forward and in the coming weeks fans in San Antonio should see some things clarified. The main remaining outstanding issue is what will happen to the San Antonio Scorpions, with fans waiting for an announcement from Hartman.