City and UA Strike Deal on Hi Corbett

Under a new 25-year agreement, the University of Arizona will take over management of Hi Corbett Field from the City of Tucson. Starting July 1, the university will assume the maintenance of the aging facility, pledging to invest more than $3 million into the baseball stadium.

Under the new lease, the UA will pay the City of Tucson $10 per year in rent and 2 percent of food, beverage, and merchandise sales at the stadium. The school also will be responsible for all taxes and assessments.

The Arizona Wildcats baseball team practices most of the year and plays its home games at Hi Corbett, which once was the spring training home of the Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians.

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