Baseball team sues Illinois city over ballpark
Monday, November 28, 2011
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) -- A lawsuit filed by owners of a minor league baseball team claims an Illinois city violated its contract and misled the team about the prospect of building a ballpark.
Actor Kevin Costner of "Field of Dreams" is among the owners of the Lake County Fielders. They've been battling the city of Zion in northeastern Illinois for months over the team's collapse this year.
Grand Slam Sports and Entertainment's lawsuit filed last week seeks $10.7 million in damages. The lawsuit names Zion Mayor Lane Harrison and others.
Zion City Attorney Scott Puma has declined to comment on the litigation.
Attorney Stephen Boulton represents the team owners. He says they acted in good faith and were caught up in politics and selfish interests.