City emails, texts show conversations and meetings surrounding potential ‘downtown’ arena for Spurs
The emails and texts obtained through an open records request indicate officials with the city and the Spurs organization have had a handful of conversations and meetings over the past few months prior to the Spurs winning the NBA Draft Lottery and selecting Victor Wembanyama.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg throws first pitch at Missions’ season opener; Nolan Ryan comments on new ownership
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg threw out a ceremonial first pitch to San Antonio Spurs great and Hall-of-Famer David Robinson at the San Antonio Missions season opener Tuesday night at Wolff Stadium.
San Antonio Missions unveil 2021 schedule, first home game on May 18
SAN ANTONIO – Minor league baseball will officially return to the Alamo City in May. On Thursday afternoon, a week removed from announcing their reunion with the San Diego Padres to play Double-A baseball, the San Antonio Missions unveiled their 2021 schedule. San Antonio opens this year’s campaign with 12 straight road games, two six-game series against Corpus Christi and Midland starting on Tuesday, May 3. https://t.co/e20KFaG3sV ☀️⚾ pic.twitter.com/1UszCdNfbu — San Antonio Missions (@missionsmilb) February 18, 2021San Antonio will play exactly half of their 120 scheduled games at home. The Missions have three vital stretches of 12 straight home games starting in mid June, early July and the latter stages of August.
San Antonio Missions reunite with Padres, sign 10-year development license
SAN ANTONIO – Double-A baseball is returning to the San Antonio area courtesy of a familiar franchise. On Thursday afternoon, the San Antonio Missions announced via press release that they have signed a “professional development license (PDL) with San Diego Padres” and will operate as their Minor League Affiliate for the upcoming season. “We are excited to come to an agreement with the San Diego Padres,” Missions President Burl Yarbrough said in the press release. We look to continue that success with San Diego for many years to come. We are thrilled to have professional baseball back in San Antonio for the 2021 season.”“We’re thrilled to continue our established relationship with San Antonio,” explained Padres Senior Director of Player Development Sam Geaney.
5th Annual World Heritage Festival to take place next month with virtual events
SAN ANTONIO Since the San Antonio Missions became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, the city of San Antonio has held an annual festival to honor the designation and raise funds to preserve the Missions. San Antonio Missions temporarily further modify operations to implement health guidanceThe virtual festival will take place from Sept. 8-13 and will also celebrate Mission San Joses 300th year. The photos will be displayed at Mission San Jose and will be free to the public to see through the fall. Sept. 10Virtual San Antonio Missions Trivia Night - This is free and open to the public, registration is required. Sept. 11Virtual Classical Concert: Celebrating Mission San Jose - This performance by Agarita Chamber Players will be live-streamed from the Mission San Jose Church.
San Antonio Missions temporarily further modify operations to implement health guidance
SAN ANTONIO San Antonio Missions National Historical Park will temporarily further modify operations in response to federal, state and local guidance and to support the nation's effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to the National Park Service. Parking lot gates at Mission Concepcin, Mission San Jos, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada. The following spaces will continue to be available:The grounds at Mission Concepcin, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada will remain open daily from sunrise to sunset. The grounds at Mission San Jos will continue to be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. The health and wellbeing of visitors and employees at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park remains our top priority, the National Park Services news release said.
Missions, Minor League Baseball seasons canceled
SAN ANTONIO The Missions season is officially over before it even began. Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball informed Minor League Baseball that they would not provide any players to affiliated minor league teams due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision effectively canceled the 2020 Minor League Baseball season. These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that weve had a summer without Minor League Baseball played, said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat OConner. Baseball fans in San Antonio have always supported us.While the Missions will not play at Wolff Stadium this year, the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio will.
Twenty-five local players suit up for The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Baseball has returned to Wolff Stadium in the form of the Texas Collegiate League – a wooden bat league comprised of college players and the Missions are fielding The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio with former local standouts. The three months without school or conference-sponsored baseball events has been a difficult challenge for many of the players to navigate and they are grateful for the opportunity to play summer ball. Many of the players grew up playing against one another and look forward to suiting up for the same team. “It’s nice to see everybody that’s made it into college and made it to the upper levels to come back together and play again for San Antonio.”Playing for an organization tied to the San Antonio Missions and at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium holds additional meaning for local players. “Ever since I was a little kid, I’d always watch the San Antonio Missions and Chanclas and everything and I’d always dreamed about being on this field and playing in a professional atmosphere and everything,” Porter said.