Welcome! Login | Register
 

Davis Advertising Debuts Blog about Marketing to Millennials—Davis Advertising will take an in-depth look at…

BBB Warns Consumers of Online Retailer, shopZoey.com—Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about shopZoey.com,…

Smart Benefits: Are Double-Digit Premium Increases a Thing of the Past?—A new study on employer health benefits from…

College Admissions: Which New England Grads Make 6 Figures?—As more attention from the federal government focuses…

Vanna to Play at Worcester’s Palladium—Boston’s melodic hardcore group, Vanna, has announced they…

Defensive Dominance Gives Patriots Blowout Win in Minnesota—The New England Patriots traveled to Minnesota looking…

Revs Stay Red-Hot, Win Fifth Straight—It was a cool, rainy night at Gillette…

Best Apple Orchards of Southern New England—Mid-September is the best time of year for…

Urban Gardener: Hot Peppers And Picante—Urban gardeners are thrifty sorts who pack as…

Culinary Underground School to Host Food Tour in Liguria, Italy—The Culinary Underground of Southborough, MA, will host…

 
 

Local Officials Work to Secure New Ownership for Tornadoes

Monday, September 03, 2012

 

With all of the controversy surrounding the Worcester Tornadoes lately, it would seem a long shot for the team to return in 2012, but local officials are now working to make sure that happens.

State Representative candidate Frank Beshai issued a press release this weekend detailing his office's plans to keep baseball in Worcester. The candidate is expected to meet with several investment groups that he has worked with on other major purchases and sales.

The press release states these meetings come due to Beshai's belief in "the importance of professional baseball to the City of Worcester and our children…" It goes on to say that even before the Tornadoes arrived in 2005 Beshai and his investment groups, described as "for the most part local," were discussing bringing a team to Worcester.

Beshai is now expected to contact the Can-Am League, which recently kicked out Tornadoes owner Todd Breighner and his ownership group, Streamlined Sports. Beshai is expected to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a team in Worcester.

Upon booting the Tornadoes' membership, Can-Am League commissioner Miles Wolff sounded optimistic about keeping a team in Worcester.

"We will begin immediately looking for ownership for a team in Worcester that will be a positive influence in the community for many years to come," Wolff said.

The good news for any potential investors would be that the debt of around $600,000 and lawsuits tied to the club are actually attached to the ownership group, Streamlined Sports. Meaning that, if a new ownership group took over, the Worcester Tornadoes would not be responsible for past debts.

Representatives from the College of the Holy Cross have maintained that they will work with the City to keep baseball in Worcester as well, and that their current situation with the Tornadoes- the club is allowed to use Hanover Insurance Park free of charge- would remain on the table.

It seems that everyone in Worcester is doing their part to keep baseball in town, but it remains to be seen if any potential buyers will make a move soon, or if they are still just crunching numbers.    

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.