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Lawrence Football Field Destroyed By Festival Will Cost $875,000 To Replace

LAWRENCE (CBS) – The Lawrence High School football field, left destroyed by a festival over the weekend, is going to cost almost $900,000 to replace.

Mayor Dan Rivera says the field is beyond repair after mountains of empty beer cans, bottles, and food were left behind after the one-day Brazilian festival.

“We’re disgusted, and just shocked that this would be left this way,” Rivera said on Monday.

The worst damage is shards of glass buried in the artificial turf.

Rivera has asked to borrow $875,000 from the City Council to pay for the field.

Lawyers for the city are planning to meet with the company behind the event.

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  1. Alan Flood says:

    I was always under the impression that alcohol and tobacco were not allowed on the public school property? If so who authorized them or permitted them to have a festival with Booze. And most private functions or functions put on by private groups at schools are suppose to have their own insurance to cover property damage as well as other issues like someone getting hurt. Seems to me that someone from Ag’s office and state police ought to be investigating the destruction of school property especially in the city of lawrence with all the money issues they have had.

  2. Bob Stafford says:

    You libs wanted the illegals, suck it up.

    1. The thing on Trump's head says:

      MUST BE A GREAT FESTIVAL IF THE ILLEGALS CAME ALL THE WAY FROM BRAZIL FOR IT.

    2. FirstAmongEquals says:

      You racists hate everyone, Stafford. Go live in Alabama if you despise diversity

      1. mstarvin says:

        Do you even know what a racist is? Look up the definition…in a dictionary not the web. What you mean to call us is bigots… Racism is programs like Affirmative Action or Black only college clubs not disliking people because they act like savages.

      2. John Woronka says:

        Shock me…say something intelligent.

  3. mikey says:

    Blame the genius who let them use it.

  4. mstarvin says:

    Ah diversity…liberals are now reaping what they sowed.

  5. Kate says:

    The City should have their attorney look into freezing the assets of the organizer and vendors. The cynic in me screams that they are probably going to claim they can’t be held responsible or can’t afford the damages, or other nonsense. If the city has to use their own funds, the “organizers” should face penalties in excess of the estimated damage.

  6. Joyce Carruth says:

    Can we say major lawsuit ? There was an agreement /contract I am sure signed before the promoters were allowed to set up…now they need to be held to the letter of it.

  7. Emma Morrow says:

    This isn’t a surprise to anyone who’s actually been to Brazil.

  8. jordana monteiro says:

    I COULDN’T AGREE MORE WITH YOU GUYS! IT’S RIDICULOUS AND UNCEPTABLE!!! FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR THE CITY, AND COMMUNITY AFFECTED BY THIS NONSENSE. I AM BRAZILIAN, HOWEVER, I DID NOT ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL AFTER SEEING THIS I AM EMBARESSED. THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ARE THE ONES THAT ORGANIZED THE EVENT, THEY DID NOT PROVIDE A CLEANING CREW, NOT ENOUGH TRASH CANS(THE LITTLE THAT WERE AVAILABLE WAS COMPLETLY FULL) FOR THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT ATTENTDENTED AND NOT ENOUGH PORTABLE RESTROOMS, IT WAS VERY DISORGANIZED AND THEY DESERVE TO PAY FOR IT ! EVENTHOUGH IT’S A SITUATION TO BE UPSET ABOUT, I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AND HEARING MEAN AND NASTY COMMENTS GENERALIZING THE BRAZILIAN COMMUNITY OR IMMIGRANTS FOR THAT MATTER. THIS WAS AN EVENT WHERE PEOPLE PAID TO GET IN AND BE PART OF IT, JUST LIKE OTHER EVENTS SUCH AS SPORTS, MUSIC CONCERTS, FESTIVALS AND STATE FAIRS ECT.. HELD IN THE UNITED STATES THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT THEY DID KNOW HOW TO PLAN ACCORDINGLY! LOOK AT THE PEOPLE THAT WERE RESPONSIBLE, DON’T GENERALIZE BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM THE BRAZILIAN BACKGROUND DISAGREE WITH THIS BEHAVIOR. ONCE AGAIN APOLOGIES FOR THE PEOPLE FROM BOSTON .

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