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.
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