If lease negotiations stall, Red Wings may have to play out of town

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - As negotiations continue between Monroe County and the Red Wings, the league that oversees the team is putting together a back-up plan.

The Wings are still working with Monroe County on a long-term lease for Frontier Field. Thursday, the county sent over a new contract draft. We're told a sticking point is over who will pay for stadium upgrades.

With only about a month left until players report, Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle wrote a letter calling for an update on negotiations.

In a statement, the county said it is committed to keeping the Red Wings in Rochester and that negotiations are progressing.

The Wings say the 2018 will go on as planned. The league is hoping for a decision next week, otherwise they will establish an alternative plan which could have the Red Wings playing out of town.


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