El Paso Chihuahuas fans embrace record-breaking heat to enjoy the game

Fans flock to Southwest University Stadium despite record-breaking temps.

Even with the extremely hot temperatures on Thursday, baseball fans were still out enjoying the El Paso Chihuahuas game.

The first part of the game was obviously much hotter than the last. But fans said the heat didn't stop them from cheering on their favorite baseball team.

"It's like scorching hot," said Landen Ora-a from Northeast El Paso.

"Especially because there's almost no shade on this part," said Dasne Portillo, who works for the Chihuahuas in Chico's Playground.

It was a scorcher in El Paso Thursday with record-breaking temperatures reaching 101 degrees.

"It is very hot. Blazing hot!" said baseball fan Tracey Claytor.

"It is very hot. I am like tanning. I feel the sun just cooking my skin. It's just really bad," Portillo said.

"It's kind of hot and humid. The humidity makes it worse. But when the sun goes down it will cool off," said longtime season ticket holder Barbara Foley.

"It was hot. It's normal for El Paso though," said East El Paso resident Yolanda Martinez.

"It's hot but not very hot," said young baseball fan Noah Garcia.

"It's hot and you don't have any like air-conditioning," Ora-a said.

"It's super hot today. It's sweating, scorching hot today," said East El Paso resident Erika Torres.

Fans found ways to cool off while cheering on the Chihuahuas, like a splash pad.

"It kinda feels cold," said young baseball fan Ethne is that correct? Esparza, who was playing in the splash pad.

"For me, we are in the shaded area so it's really nice right now," Martinez said.

Some fans chose to cool off with a nice cold beverage.

"Girl they have the coldest beer," Claytor laughed. "And the beer specials are great for Thirsty Thursday."

Everything we asked said the heat did not stop them from having fun.

"Not at all. These are great seats. Anywhere on the third base side is the best side to be on," Claytor said.

"Nothing stops me from enjoying a game," Foley said.

"It feels nice. You get to come out with your family. Especially having the area for the kids. Right now the sun is coming down, so you get to enjoy yourself," Torres said.

The Chihuahuas beat Tacoma 11 to 3.

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