City will not evict tenants from Capelli Sport Stadium
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Capelli Sport Stadium looks as if it will remain a site to host various events in Rochester this spring and summer.
Tim Curtin, counsel for the City of Rochester Corporation, said Monday that the city is "satisfied with the progress of the negotiations." The Dworkins had made a decision to put the Rhinos franchise on hold for a year to get it on a solid financial footing. The City of Rochester believed that puts them in default of their lease. But negotiations have changed that.
The stadium on Oak Street is currently owned by Wendy and David Dworkin, who also own the Rochester Rhinos. The original deadline had been February 28, but the city extended the deadline to Monday at midnight.
Curtin said the city and the tenant are actively engaged in negotiations and the city is "satisfied with the progress of the negotiations."
"We do not see a need to enforce the deadline at this time while we make progress in our discussions,” Curtin said.
Neither the city nor the Dworkins provided an estimate for when a new agreement could be put into place.