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Homestead May Demolish ‘Pink Elephant’

Homestead Sports Complex LogoThe city of Homestead (FL) may demolish its deteriorating baseball stadium, built nearly 30 years ago to serve as a spring training site for the Cleveland Indians before it was decimated by Hurricane Andrew and left abandoned by MLB even after it was rebuilt.  Read more here.

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Police Department Relocates to ‘Pink Elephant’

Homestead Sports Complex LogoThe spring-training facility built in Homestead (FL) to house the Cleveland Indians before it was decimated by Hurricane Andrew and left abandoned by MLB even after it was rebuilt, is now the home to the Homestead Police Department.  The police are moving out of their old headquarters this week and into a temporary station inside the Homestead Sports Complex.  Read more here.  Read more about the Homestead ballpark here.

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Homestead Seeks to Evict Operator From ‘Pink Elephant’

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. Continue reading

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City Shuts Off Water, Power to ‘Pink Elephant’

The city of Homestead has turned off the electricity and water service to Homestead Sports Complex, saying La Ley Sports has not paid a utility bill since Sept. 7.  The city says the company owes $143,000 in utility payments, including electricity, water and trash.  La Ley Sports took control of the facility two summers ago and filed a class action lawsuit against the city last May, claiming that Continue reading

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Woes Continue for ‘Pink Elephant’

La Lay Sports, which took control of Homestead Sports Complex last summer,  is once again behind on more than $162,000 on utility and insurance bills.  The city is locked in a legal battle with the operator, in part, over the bills.  La Ley filed a class action lawsuit against the city in May, claiming that Homestead overbills its utility customers. Continue reading

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“Pink Elephant” A Symbol of What Might Have Been

As developing Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac spins toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti, some can’t help but think about what might have been if monster Hurricane Andrew hadn’t decimated newly-built Homestead Sports Complex 21 years ago before the Cleveland Indians moved in.   The spring-training facility was rebuilt in 1993, but the Indians had already gone elsewhere, and no Continue reading

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