City To Spend $45,000 on Edmonton Park
EDMONTON, Dec. 22—City Council has approved plans for a $45,000 renovation at Renfrew Park, home of Edmonton’s entry in the Western International Baseball League.
Work is expected to start as soon as weather conditions permit next spring. It is not known whether it will be completed in time for the city’s first viewing of WIL ball May 11.
Council’s decision, reached Monday at a regular meeting, terminates a 10-year lease negotiated in 1949 between the city and John Ducey, local baseball promoter, by which Ducey operated Renfrew Park at a $1 a year. He was required to make all improvements and pay the city eight per cent of the gate, deducting costs of the improvements. The lease was found inoperable and a new agreement will be negotiated.