Despite indicating several months ago that a deal was imminent, the Rochester Red Wings (Class AAA; International League) and Monroe County still do not have a lease agreement for Frontier Field.
Last summer, reports indicated that the Red Wings and Monroe County were experiencing difficulties in their negotiations for a Frontier Field lease extension. By late August, those issues appeared to be resolved, as the two sides indicated that they had tentatively agreed to a new 10-year deal that included a 10-year option.
However, a deal has not been finalized in the months since. While the Red Wings say that their status at Frontier Field for 2018 is not in jeopardy, there are still some terms with Monroe County that must be resolved, and the team is hoping to secure future ballpark upgrades. More from Spectrum News:
The president of the team says that despite not having a deal in place yet, the upcoming 2018 season is not in jeopardy.
Naomi Silver said Sunday that the county changed its position on a number of items and she claims the team has been unable to get county officials to ensure that Frontier Field will have upgrades that she says are needed by 2020.
The tentative agreement struck in August was a ten year deal with another ten year option to renew.
The Red Wings have played at Frontier Field since 1997.