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Lawrence Officials Consider Options To 'Immediately' Get Money For Trashed Field

LAWRENCE (CBS) – City officials are considering all options, including a possible lawsuit, after a Brazilian festival caused nearly $900,000 in damage to the Lawrence High School football field.

Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante said it is a "a disgrace" that empty beer cans, bottles, and food were left behind after a Brazilian festival over the weekend.

Mayor Dan Rivera previously said the field was beyond repair.

Laplante told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz that the city is weighing its options, including a lawsuit against festival organizer Floripa Productions.

"Clearly we need to immediately get the money to fix up the damage that was done there," said Laplante.

Lawrence contract
The rental contract for a football field in Lawrence. (Bernice Corpuz/WBZ)

A copy of the contract obtained by WBZ shows the licensee is responsible for trash removal, through either a cleanup crew or paying the city an additional fee.

In addition, the licensee is required to deposit cash or pay a minimum $250,000 insurance for property damages.

Floripa Productions has not yet commented on the damage done to the field.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz reports

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