Be prepared to come out on April 11, 2017 for the Inauguration and game one of the 3 day home stand with the Tiburones De Puerto Peñasco versus Centinelas de Mexicali at our new stadium. The stadium currently has 1300 seats including the new seats as well as the old 1st base side stadium seats. It will also feature 260 new V.I.P. seats. When complete it will have 1860 seats. It offers both the home team and the visitors a new dug out, locker rooms, office for the managers, showers and more. Down stairs there is a team gift shop with shirts, hats, and all sorts of souvenirs. Here you can buy beer at several locations as well as food. All the bathrooms have been re-done and new ones added.
The Cream de la Cream, however is in the center top of the stadium, next to the announcers station is where you will find a SPORTS BAR/ RESTAURANT. Here you can buy cocktails, wine, beer as well as have food. It will seat about 55 people and will offer a couple of big screen T.V.’s. There is no extra charge to see the game from here and as you can see from the picture, the view is awesome.
The stadium project is being done in 2 stages. The 1st stage is what you will see on the 11th. The second stage will include the redo of the 1st base stadium in addition to adding a parking lot as well as the relocating of 2 of the light posts. All the lighting is new so it will seem like day light.
For those who have lived here in Puerto Peñasco for years you probably have attended a Tiburones baseball game. The stadium really was not a place the city or team could be proud of as it had gotten shop worn. So under the administration of Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro, the Municipal Stadium is getting a complete make over. Francisco Leon Garcia stadium will once again be something that Rocky Point can be proud of and offer it’s residents a great deal of inexpensive entertainment. From seeing the stadium, the $30,000,000 peso investment should pay off very nicely.
After spending some time with Wilfredo Guzman the Director of Municipal Sports Institute, I learned the team has been around since 1960 and has had several names. It has been in the existing stadium since 1979, so it was time for a make over. The season runs from April – July and longer if there are play off games. The official opening day of the season was April 4. The 6 team league that they play in use to be called Liga Norte De Sonora but is now known as Liga Norte De Mexico.
The 6 teams that comprise the league are Tiburones De Peñasco, Rojos De Caborca, Algodoneros De Mexicali, Marineros De Ensenada and Freseros De San Quintin. These teams are development teams for Triple A clubs. Each Triple A club has 2 development teams to work with and draw from. The coach of the Tiburones is Raul Cano who is a very famous man in Mexican baseball. There are a few other notables on the team of 30 and 6 coaches. Jeremy Acey hails from Sacramento, CA and plays on 1st base. You also have Sergio Mitre who played with the New York Yankee’s for 5 years. The head pitching coach is Vincente “Huevo” Romo who is in the Mexican Hall of Baseball Fame as well as having played for 8 years for the L.A. Dodgers and the San Diego Padres teams. He is one of the most famous pitchers in Mexico.
If you have not been to a game, it is not expensive by any means. No $10 hot dogs or $15 beers here! Admission to the games is inexpensive to say the least. General seating is $60 pesos, V.I.P. seating is $100 pesos and children will be $30 pesos. Beer will probably be $1.50 USD as in the past. You can go on game day anytime after 4 and purchase your tickets. Get there around 5 to get a great seat and sit back and relax.
So whether you a local or visiting, come out and show your pride for the Tiburones Aprill 11th at 7 p.m and be prepared to be amazed! The Grand Opening happens to fall in the middle of Semana Santa (Easter Holy Week). There are still rentals to be had, but they won’t last long, so book your room today.