Fresno Grizzlies Look for Rent Relief

July 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The owners of the Fresno Grizzlies say their facing money troubles and they're asking the City of Fresno for help.Thursday in a closed door meeting, the Grizzlies management told the City Council that poor attendance and a weak economy are hitting them hard. They're asking the city to reduce their lease payments at Chukchansi Park.

City Manager Andy Souza said the Grizzlies will likely get some financial relief. "It's probably likely. It's a big lease there's a lot of factors that come into play there will be a lot of give and take on what the components are of that re-negotiation. But I think we will probably be coming out in August sometime with some sort of amendment to the lease as it currently exists."

Late last year the city cut stadium rent by $50,000 dollars a month. But at nearly one million dollars per year the Grizzlies still have the highest rent payment in minor league baseball.

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