- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Mobile City Council has voted to spend more than $600,000 to renovate the field drainage system and make other repairs at Hank Aaron Stadium.

WKRG-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2eaK10Y ) Councilman John Williams urged approval of the funds Wednesday, saying something had to be done if the city was going to maintain its minor league (baseball) presence.

Williams received some pushback from Councilwoman Bess Rich who criticized spending the money because the owners of the Bay Bears still owe the City of Mobile money. Rich was the only councilmember to vote against the repairs.

Chief of Staff Colby Cooper says the drainage improvement is the last thing the city needs to do besides routine maintenance to fulfill their end of the contract with the team.

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Information from: WKRG-TV, http://www.wkrg.com/

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