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Minor League Baseball team owner to move club to Colorado

Posted at 8:44 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 10:44:28-04

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Minor League Baseball team is moving to Colorado.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports Jeff Katofsky, the owner of Utah's Orem Owlz, an affiliate with the Los Angeles Angels, announced Wednesday he will move his team to Pueblo with the goal of the "Pueblo Owlz" debuting in June 2020.

Katofsky says his team's lease in Utah has expired. Katofsky says he saw an opportunity to start a youth program in Pueblo.

Katofsky says he wasn't going to take his team anywhere without the youth program aspect of Pueblo County's Youth Entertainment and Sports project that will bring the team to Pueblo and build a new $25 million multi-purpose stadium and six new baseball fields at Andenucio Field at the Runyon Sports Complex

The project also calls for the construction of three hotels.