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(VIDEO) Casper Spuds asking to lease Mike Lansing Baseball Stadium; City Council to decide Tuesday

Baseball fans look to get their baseballs autographed during the Casper Horseheads first ever home game on May 25, 2018 at Mike Lansing Field in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — On Tuesday, the Casper City Council will consider approving a lease agreement to allow Spuds Baseball Club LLC to operate concessions and sell malt beverages at Mike Lansing Baseball Stadium.

The company started operating the Canyon City Spuds collegiate summer baseball team in the Independence League Baseball Association in 2020. With the Casper Horseheads deciding this winter to cease operations at Mike Lansing, Spuds Baseball Club owners have expressed interest in relocating to Casper, according to a memo from City of Casper staff.

The lease agreement the City Council will consider during its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17 would allow Spuds Baseball Club to sell food and beverages at Mike Lansing. The company is also seeking a special malt liquor license; however, the concessions lease is required before that liquor license can be acquired, the memo explained.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council will also consider approving the second amendment to the fiscal year 2022–23 budget. The amendment will result in a net increase in revenues of $2.2 million for the City, Casper Financial Services Director Jill Johnson told the City Council during the Jan. 10 work session.

The City Council will also consider approving a memorandum of understanding between the city and the Natrona County School District for the Casper Police Department to provide school resource officer services. During the second semester of school, the agreement would maintain the number of school resource officers at six. One of those positions is a sergeant who supervises the overall SRO team.

Beginning in fall 2023, the agreement would raise the number of school resource officers to eight, including the sergeant position. If Casper PD staffing permits it, the MOU would allow the extra resource officers to be provided during spring 2023.

There are a range of other items the City Council will be asked to approve on Tuesday. Details are available in the City Council’s full work packet:


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