Doug Miller

With lease talks progressing, Aberdeen officials consider their future role with stadium

With lease talks progressing, Aberdeen officials consider their future role with stadium

With negotiations under way for a new lease on city-owned Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen city officials concede they aren't sure what role the city government should play in the stadium's management going forward.

Earlier this week, the city manager suggested the mayor and city council might consider reviving an independent commission to oversee the 15-year-old stadium that costs the city hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to maintain and service its debt.

Reporting to the mayor and council during a City Hall work session Monday evening, City Manager Randy Robertson said there have been "several meetings" between him and Aberdeen IronBirds General...

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