Red Wings, County sign and file lease for Frontier Field

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Rochester Community Baseball (RCB) President Naomi Silver commemorated the official filing at the Monroe County Office Building. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The ceremonial lease for Frontier Field has been signed as of Wednesday afternoon.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Rochester Community Baseball (RCB) President Naomi Silver commemorated the official filing at the Monroe County Office Building. An agreement was reached last month between the two parties.

Under the ten-year agreement, RCB will provide Monroe County with $100,000 in rent each year. The rent is conditional upon Monroe County making "continuous capital improvements."

Negotiations for a long-term lease took months to complete.

"This has been such a big issue because of its importance to the fans and citizens of Monroe County as they have reminded us throughout this process," Silver said. "This has been about doing what's right for the people - and for that I want to thank Cheryl and the County Legislature."

Opening Day for the Rochester Red Wings at Frontier Field is scheduled for April 6.

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