City Of Winter Haven Sues Cleveland Indians

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - The City of Winter Haven has filed a lawsuit against its former spring training tenant, the Cleveland Indians.

The lawsuit filed Dec. 31 claims the team owes the city $107,454 in parking, concession, ticket and advertising revenues. The city is also seeking lawyers' fees and interest on the amount that it said it is owed from the 2004 and 2005 spring training seasons.

City Attorney John Murphy says he had a discussion with the team's attorney late Wednesday and is hopeful the two sides will reach an agreement.

Winter Haven was the spring training home for the Indians from 1992 until last year. The team has moved its spring training operations to Goodyear, Ariz.

A telephone message left with the Indians media relations department was not immediately returned.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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