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Progress is moving slowly at Lake Olmstead Stadium



Lake Olmstead Stadium no longer looks like a field of dreams, but city officials are optimistic that progress is being made to make the venue suitable and safe for entertainment events.

C4 Live Entertainment, the only tenant subletting the building, commissioned an engineering study of the groun...

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  1. Note to commissioners and Augusta Legal Department. Please read Section 2. Repair/Maintenance, concerning commercial leases in GA. https://www.bloom-law.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Commercial-Lease-and-Landlord-Tenant-Enforcement-and-Disputes.pdf Commissioner McKnight’s legal sense of right and wrong is spot on.

    Before we invest more an $500,000 in repairing the problem, has anyone looked at collateral issues and other alternatives, like dismantling the usable stadium structures and moving them to Eisenhower Field, Paine College or the AU sports complex on Wrightsboro Road? Has anyone balanced the net profit from the C4 lease (minus the maintenance and repair costs) versus tearing the stadium down and green-fielding the property? What are the continuing liabilities of owning a property with un-remediated sink holes? Fence it and let the weeds grow? Hopefully the new mayor and the commission will be transparent about these discussions and decisions.

  2. I have not been following this issue .
    When and why did anyone first suspect that “soil underneath the bleacher seating was unstable and could cause the seating to collapse” ???
    Instead of blindly accepting the opinion of the unnamed (in this article) engineer :
    (1) Has Augusta made any effort to vet this “expert witness” ?
    (2) Has Augusta employed its own “expert witness” to examine the claim ?
    (3) Why did Augusta issue a MASTER LEASE to the Development Authority (a creation of the City of Augusta ) instead of dealing directly with C4 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT (the only tenant subleasing the property ?
    (4) Who is on the Development Authority. ?
    (5) Does anyone see the potential for lawsuits arising from this tangled web ?
    (6) If no one elected to office in Augusta (or employed by Augusta) sees the merit in asking and answering these questions (and others that may arise from their answers) , Does the Augusta Press see the merit ?

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