City inks deals with Watertown Rapids, Red & Black

City inks deals with Watertown Rapids, Red & Black
Watertown’s city council has reached agreements for the Rapids and the Red & Black to keep playing at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds. (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Watertown’s city council has reached agreements for two local sport teams to keep playing at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds.

Council members unanimously approved a three-year franchise agreement with the Watertown Red & Black.

The Red and Black will continue to play and practice at the fairgrounds.

The deal sets fees for games, practices, and storage. The agreement runs from April 1 of this year to March 31, 2024.

In another unanimous vote, the council approved a one-year lease agreement with the Watertown Rapids.

The summer league collegiate baseball team will continue to play at the fairgrounds.

The Rapids ownership -- S&V Baseball -- will pay $10,400 dollars plus $500 month if it chooses to use office space between October and March. The agreement runs from April 1 through the end of March 2022.

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