The Amarillo Sod Poodles are swinging into action tonight. Even though it’s an away game, their home, Hodgetown, is officially open for business.
Today, the City of Amarillo and Sod Poodles executives held a ribbon cutting
The sod poodles are playing down in Corpus Christi, but there was already quite a big celebration here at Hodgetown earlier today.
Mayor Ginger Nelson, Sod Poodles President General Manager, Tony Ensor, Jerry Hodge, and other city officials and Sod Poodles executives where there to celebrating the opening of Hodgetown.
Mayor Nelson said Hodgetown is about much more than baseball.
“It’s pivotal for our future of economic development and tourism in Amarillo but it’s also just fun, and it belongs to the citizens of Amarillo and we’re going to use it for many years to come to make great memories and celebrate who we are here in Amarillo,” said Mayor Nelson.
She added Amarillo has tremendous momentum right now, and we need to do everything we can to maximize the potential moving forward with our economic development and tourism opportunity.
Mayor Nelson said she is proud the facility was completed on time, in just 13 months, and under budget.
The first game at Hodgetown is kicking off Monday night at 7:05.