Regional
10:23 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Baseball Team Leaving Carlsbad Over Desire To Sell Alcohol

 

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A minor league baseball team has struck out in Carlsbad because of a disagreement about the sale of alcohol at games.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway confirmed Wednesday the Carlsbad Bats will not make the city their home because of the lack of a place that serves alcohol.

Janway says officials tried to meet the Pecos League's requirements but the city traditionally does not allow sales of alcoholic beverages at public venues.

League Commissioner Andrew Dunn says negotiations were heated at times and support from Carlsbad was too low for the Bats. Dunn says he is now trying to establish a team in Colorado.

Janway says Carlsbad is looking at creating an amateur league baseball team.

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Information from: Carlsbad Current-Argus, http://www.currentargus.com/

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