LAWRENCE (CBS) — A large cleanup effort was underway at Lawrence High School’s Veterans Memorial Stadium Monday morning after officials said attendees at a weekend Brazilian festival left quite a mess.

Mountains of empty beer cans, bottles, and food were left on the football field after the one-day festival.

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera couldn’t believe what he saw.

“We’re disgusted, and just shocked that this would be left this way,” Rivera told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens. “It was the third time they’ve used it, and the first time they did this.”

Lawrence Superintendent of Public Schools Jeff Riley tweeted a photo of the mess Monday morning.

He also said a beer truck left at the field was towed.

“Are you kidding me? What is the message to our kids?” he wrote in the tweet.

Rivera said the field still smelled of alcohol Monday and would need to be sanitized.

“A lot of money was put into this whole complex,” said former City Councilor Marie Gosselin, who was on the committee to restore the stadium a decade ago.

“You know Lawrence doesn’t have a lot,” Gosselin said. “And what we have, we try to make it good and better for the kids.”

Rivera said the city will pursue its legal options in terms of damages.

“It’s a shame,” said Rivera. “We give somebody the privilege of using our field, and the way they left it? Somebody will pay.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Comments (13)
  1. American says:

    alcohol heads are the worst, stupid slobs

  2. Hack Wannabe says:

    Really? You were surprised?

  3. josediaz says:

    This is how Brazilians celebrate? pigs.

  4. Kate says:

    Last time they get a permit from Lawrence or ANY municipality in the Commonwealth. Go after them for breach of contract.

  5. dennis says:

    make sure they pay for the cleanup and don’t ever issue another permit to them. jerks

  6. Raylan12 says:

    Why am I not surprised that a bunch of illegal immigrants would trash a tax payer funded field since they don’t pay taxes or give a Cr*p about people who do.

  7. This is what you voted for. Open borders and “diversity.” Why are you complaining about it?

  8. John Smith says:

    They do not have the same sanitary norms we here follow.Did you watch the olympics?

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