After evicting the Coastal Bend Thunder (independent; United League Baseball) for unpaid rent at Fairgrounds Field in December, Texas’s Nueces County is now going after the team’s owners for maintenance, cleanup and attorney bills totaling $142,000.
A lawsuit was filed Monday against the now-defunct franchise. The team had been evicted from the Robstown ballpark over $27,402 in unpaid rent last December. County officials contacted managing partner John Bryant about the unpaid rent after the eviction as well as before filing suit, but as of recently had not received a response about the new changes.
The team played at Fairgrounds Field for two season. This season three United League teams are playing under the North American League banner; the Thunder uniforms and logos were recycled for a NAL road team “based” in McAllen.
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