Wahoo’s pre-pay first year’s rent

March 23, 2012


The Blue Wahoos hitting streak continues. At the March CMPA meeting, the Blue Wahoos hit a home run. Collier Merrill, CMPA chairman, and the board were expecting Blue Wahoos President Bruce Baldwin to present them with a rent check of $35,000 as addressed by the stadium usage agreement. Instead, the organization surprised the CMPA with a check of $175,000 to cover the stadium’s rent for the entire year.

“This is being paid on behalf of the entire Blue Wahoos organization based on the fact that the demand for ticketing has been so great and also our understanding of the start-up cost for a new organization. We hope that this will be helpful to the CMPA in helping to offset some of those early expenditures,” said Baldwin.

“Quint and Rishy Studer and the Blue Wahoos, from the beginning, have always delivered,” said Merrill. “This is just another case and point of them going above and beyond to make sure this community is a better place to live.”

Baldwin went on to add, “We have more exciting news coming later due to our overwhelming community support, ticket sales and game attendance. Because of that, the Blue Wahoos will be able to make even more contributions to the CMPA based on our agreement with them.”

The Blue Wahoos will open play at the brand new waterfront stadium on April 5 against the Montgomery Biscuits at 7:00 p.m.

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  • eric March 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Mr. Studer is a class act.

    The unsustainably too expensive Park is not what was proposed and voted on but no one can take away from the man that he is done his part to deliver.

    Good luck to the Wahoos organization.

  • Tim Parker March 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I was lucky enough to get to be in a tour group that went through the ball park last week. My God, I was amazed at the quality and beauty of the place. Let me tell all of you naysayers, this is a first class facility with a breath-taking view. I look forward to many summer evenings with my family and friends cheering on the Blue Wahoos, sipping on a cold brew, chomping down on a Wahoo Dog and rediscovering my childhood passion for the greatest game ever invented by the mind of man.

    My 6-year old son’s favorite new word is Wahoo and he uses it every chance he gets. I cannot wait to see the look on his face when he gets to see his first game and he gets to shout Wahoo! at the top of his lungs.

  • Jerry Griffin March 24, 2012 at 7:42 am

    How DARE they!

    This is obviously a scheme by the Studers to bankrupt the city which will now have to pay for more armed guards to escort the wheelbarrows full of money generated by the ball team to the nearest bank!

    Oh the humanity!