View Full Version : Mexican Money at the ballpark

05-17-2007, 01:42 PM
Did I read this right? Pesos will be taken at the ball games? I saw it in the paper and also on the scorpions page. I don't know if this baseball team is interested in keeping us older folks happy and wants us to continue to cme out to the park but I sure won't be going to any more winter games (if there are more next year) and my year around friends won't be coming to any summer games if our American money isn't any good. And no I'm not a racist but I think mexican money is for mexico and American money is for the U.S.

05-17-2007, 02:02 PM
I've been able to use Canadian money at northern bordertowns for years... especially handy if you still have change on you from goofing off in Vancouver and prefer to buy gas back on the South Side.

Heck, casinos in Nevada used to advertise taking Canadian money "at par." Now they don't have to advertise that, since the Canadian dollar went from $0.65 to almost 1 for 1.

In other words, I doubt it's worth having a cow over. Thing is, I also doubt the Scorpions will be taking pesos at par, meaning the amount of business generated probably won't be much.

Pietsch Fan
05-17-2007, 02:25 PM
Whenever I visit relatives in Canada Canadian businesses take my American money. If the ownership wants to risk the conversion rate fluctuating, then I say fine. It's not like Yuma is 500 miles away from the border and the Scorpions are hoping to cash in on illegal aliens. Mexicans are allowed to travel back and forth leagally, so hopefully some of them will now catch a Scorpions game while they're here and leave us some of their money for a change. :)


05-18-2007, 12:03 AM
While I understand the "why" of it, from a business stand point, it still irks me a bit.


05-18-2007, 12:26 AM
Hi William,

I just wanted to clarify that American money is always welcome at Desert Sun Stadium, it's just that it makes sense in a border area to accept all currencies that folks are carrying around, at the appropriate exchange rate.

There is a large hispanic population in Yuma that is very baseball oriented that the Scorpions haven't made many inroads with during their first two years. Like many of the most successfull businesses in Yuma, the Scorpions want to make sure this market is aware of their product -- you'll hear advertising on Spanish language radio stations for the first time, Telemundo and Univision are entering partnerships as sponsors and potentially TV broadcasters of some Scorpion games and the team will start developing a relationship with the Yuma-area hispanic chamber of commerce based in San Luis. There will be a couple of Noches de Beisbol during the season that will attempt to duplicate the incredibly festive fan experience that is prevalent at Mexican League games.

The Winter League will be continuing next season, but will start about two weeks later with players reporting on Jan. 28 and the Championship Game on March 1st -- hopefully that gets us out of range of an odd cold spell like we had last year and also gives players a little more time after the holidays to be ready to go. Hope to see you out there again next winter!

Best Regards,
Kevin Outcalt
Golden Baseball League

05-28-2007, 07:09 PM
Commish, I doubt the "large Hispanic population" in Yuma is interested in spending Pesos. They work in Yuma and earn (and spend) dollars. Of course the large Hispanic population in San Luis Rio Colorado might be very interested in spending Pesos (or dollars) at the ball park. Since SLRC lost its Norte de Sonora team this year, you ought to be advertising down there, or even play a Scorpions game there.

05-28-2007, 08:04 PM
THey are playing a game down there against the local Centennial League squad.