- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) - The Bellevue City Council has approved a new contract that will ease the financial burden on World Baseball Village.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1nKRN2b ) that World Baseball Village will manage the baseball and softball complex for five more years under the contract accepted by the council Monday night.

The complex was built through a public-private partnership and opened in 2010. In 2009 Bellevue issued $4.5 million in bonds to help acquire an 87-acre site and finance construction. The city owns the complex, and the management group World Baseball Village operates the facility.

The facility has struggled financially. It was downsized from the start and has rarely fulfilled tournament expectations.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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