I found this interesting report from our "coverage you can count on" people over at Pro8News. It's from April of this year. With the Ventura Group still in a frenzy to finish Unitrade Park on time (which they failed to do so), Mark Schuster tried to appease the natives by promising a slew of events for the upcoming Summer months.
Well, here we are in Late July and, maybe I missed it, but did Schuster really deliver on any of the events he sounded so sure about?
From Pro8News for April 17, 2012
But the new Uni-Trade stadium is more than just a ballpark and will provide more than jobs to the city of Laredo. The stadium is designed to be used year-round and CEO Mark Schuster wants the stadium to be filled every night.
(Mark Schuster\Lemurs managing partner and CEO): "I mean it really is more than a baseball stadium, it's a venue that holds all kinds of events year-round, professional boxing, mixed martial arts, concerts, festivals. It will have almost 200 events a year."
Late in May, a professional boxing match is scheduled to come to Uni-Trade stadium. Officials said they are still confirming the fighters and say they should announce it next week.
A national beer pong tournament is also scheduled for September.
As for concerts, inside sources for the Lemurs tells us the stadium plans on kicking off the summer season featuring country singer Miranda Lambert in June.