updated: 10/9/2012 7:44:56 AM
The plan to tear down Evansville's Roberts Stadium and turn it into a park is hitting a snag. Our partners at the Evansville Courier & Press report the city council is blocking the transfer of nearly $190,000 of stadium asset auction proceeds into the demolition account. The plan had been approved by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and the parks board.
Councilman Dan Adams led the move to halt the transaction, saying the city has not made "an honest try" to sell the property.
Evansville-based Klenck Co. has offered the lowest bid of more than $950,000 to raze the 1950s-era facility and prepare the grounds for a park.
Winnecke says the city has nearly $900,000 allocated for the project between the auction proceeds, $200,000 in this year's budget and $500,000 planned for next year's budget.
The Courier & Press reports the City Council is scehduled vote on the mayor's 2013 budget later this month.
Sources: Inside INdiana Business Reports and The Evansville Courier & Press