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Brewers announce two-year contract with Colorado Springs as new Triple-A affiliate

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The Houston Astros have agreed to affiliate with Fresno, leaving Colorado Springs as the only option left for the Brewers.

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Update: The Brewers officially announced that they have agreed to a two-year contract with Colorado Springs to become the organization's new Triple-A affiliate.

It appears the Brewers will be pairing with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox as their new Triple-A affiliate. It had been down to Colorado Springs and Fresno as the final two destinations, with both the Brewers and Astros seeking new homes for their most advanced minor league teams.

The Astros, however, appear to have signed a contract with Fresno, leaving the Brewers with Colorado Spring, according to David Bataller of KFSN ABC30 in Fresno.

The Brewers have been affiliated with the Nashville Sounds since 2005, but the Sounds chose to sign a player development deal with the Athletics moving forward. This comes as the Sounds finally move in to a new stadium after playing in the decrepit Herschel Greer Stadium for the entirety of their time as part of the Brewers organization.

With the new stadium in Nashville, Milwaukee had certainly been hoping to finally get out from outdated facilities. Instead, their Triple-A team will be housed in Security Service Field, which was opened in 1988 and will be the third-oldest ballpark in the Pacific Coast League when play opens in 2015. Renovations on the stadium are ongoing since beginning in 2004 after the scoreboard basically stopped working properly.

Security Service Field currently has a capacity of 8,500 people, the second smallest in the PCL. It is also used by the Colorado Springs Blizzard, an amateur soccer team.

Colorado Springs had previously been affiliated with the Rockies in a well-that-makes-sense type deal, but the Rockies chose to change move their Triple-A club to Albuquerque. That marks the end of a 20-year affiliation between the two.

So, for now, it appears we can get set for at least a couple of years of 'Brewers prospects aren't that good their numbers are just inflated by the altitude' type comments, which, yay.