Baseball Team Claims Conspiracy in Zion Lawsuit

The city of Zion is at the center of a lawsuit filed by a minor league baseball team

By Sandra Torres
|  Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012  |  Updated 8:55 AM CDT
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Kevin Costner and his fellow owners have filed suit against the city of Zion.

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Problems keep brewing for the City of Zion after a failed attempt to build a baseball stadium.

Kevin Costner and other owners of the Lake County Fielders, a minor league baseball team, added two counts to a lawsuit already filed against the city.

Last November, the owners filed the $10.7 million lawsuit in damages against Zion, Mayor Lane Harrison and others.

The lawsuit claims the city misled the team and wanted to give profits to companies known by the developer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Sun-Times reports the lawsuit now includes allegations that the city wanted to hide the amount of money it cost to build the ballpark site, as well as recruit a different team other than the Lake County Fielders to play baseball in Zion.

The minor league baseball team has been at the center of controversy because of alleged money issues. The team's radio announcer quit last July at the end of a radio broadcast after he claimed he wasn't paid all the money he was owed.

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