Category Archives: Lease & Contracts

FBI Investigating Hartford Ballpark Project

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe FBI is launching an investigation into the Dunkin Donuts Park project, and it appears the city of Hartford’s information-sharing spurred the action.  Read more here.

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Fayetteville Picks Developer, Begins Contract Negotiations

buis-creek-astrosThe Fayetteville City Council voted 10-0 Monday night to authorize City Manager Doug Hewett to negotiate a contract with Barton Malow of Charlotte to oversee construction of a new downtown ballpark for a Single-A Carolina League franchise.  Read more here.  Read about ballpark land contamination issues here.

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Bank Sues Former Developer of Yard Goats Ballpark

Hartford Yard Goats LogoWaterbury (CT)-based Webster Bank is suing Centerplan Construction Co., the former builder of Dunkin’ Donuts Park, for allegedly partially defaulting on three separate loans totaling more than $10.2 million.  Read more here.

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City, Blasters Will Try Mediation to Resolve Dispute

Joplin Blasters LogoCity officials and the owners of the former Joplin Blasters (American Association, Independent Professional) have agreed to try to resolve the lawsuit between them over the lost lease revenue for Joe Becker Stadium through mediation.  Read more here.

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Cavemen Co-Owner Hopes to Get Team Back in the Game

Hannibal CavemenRick DeStefane, co-owner of the Hannibal Cavemen (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League), hopes a meeting on Tuesday can be the first step toward bringing summer collegiate baseball back to the city in 2018.   The city of Hannibal filed a lawsuit last Monday alleging that Clemons Field Management LLC is in breach of its lease agreement.  Read more here.

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Diamondbacks Sue County Over Ballpark Lease

Arizona Diamondbacks LogoThe Arizona Diamondbacks have filed suit against the Maricopa County Stadium District to ask for the removal of a clause in their contract that prevents the team from exploring other stadium options.  At issue is the $135 million in capital improvements that the Diamondbacks say the county must make to Chase Field.  Read more here.

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Luzerne, Lackawanna Litigation Saga Continues

scranton-wilkes-barre-red-baronsScranton Wilkes-Barre YankeesSolicitors from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties say they’re interested in discussing a settlement of their dueling litigation over the region’s Triple-A baseball franchise.  Read more here.

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