The ownership of the Connecticut Defenders agreed to pay $310,000 in back rent for Dodd Stadium to the city of Norwich by Opening Day 2009 — with interest.
The ownership of the Connecticut Defenders (Class AA; Eastern League) agreed to pay $310,000 in back rent for Dodd Stadium to the city of Norwich by Opening Day 2009 — with interest.
The team owes that amount from the 2008 season. Though the team’s lease doesn’t specify interest or damages on the late payments, ownership stepped up and made the offer to city officials.
The Day wonders where the team will get the money, and if the scuttlebutt at the Winter Meetings is any indication, one potential source could be a sale of the team. Despite the bad times, there aren’t many baseball teams on the market, but the Defenders were frequently mentioned by owners as a franchise on the block.
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