New stadium lease approved

October 11, 2012

A new 25-year Canal Park stadium lease agreement with the Akron Aeros was approved by Council during a special meeting today. The legislation includes provisions for stadium improvements to be made by the city while the new ownership of the Aeros takes over field maintenance. Mayor Don Plusquellic told Council that the lease will pay for all stadium improvements and ensures that a minor league baseball team continue to anchor downtown entertainment for the next 25 years.
Oct. 11, 2012 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.