The city of Homestead (FL) has filed suit to evict La Ley Sports from Homestead Sports Complex, alleging the organization failed to pay the city $161,382 for utilities, $100,667 in property taxes and $89,248 for property insurance. The city terminated the lease on March 12 but La Ley refused to surrender the property, according to the lawsuit.
Homestead Sports Complex was built in 1991 as the new spring training home for the Cleveland Indians. Hurricane Andrew then decimated it before the Indians moved in. The ballpark was rebuilt in 1993, but the Indians had already gone elsewhere, and no other MLB team came calling. After 20 years without a real tenant, the city inked a deal with La Lay to operate the stadium beginning in 2011. Read more here.