§ 131.35. Rental of Athletic Complexes; Fee  

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  • (a)   The Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, may rent the Collinwood Athletic Complex, the Morgana Athletic Complex, League Park Baseball Field; and any other City of Cleveland athletic complexes, when available, as long as a permit is secured under Section 131.07 and the fees specified in this section are paid.

    (b)   The Director, or his or her designee, shall assess and collect the following fees and charges for the rental of athletic complexes:

    (1)   Athletic complex base rental: one thousand dollars ($1,000.00);

    A.   Base rental of the complex is based on a six (6) hour period.

    B.   The six (6) hour base rental period includes set up, event, dismantle, and the exit of the organizers and their participants and guests, and general clean-up.

    C.   Each additional hour or fraction thereof exceeding the six (6) hour base rental will cost an additional two hundred dollars ($200.00) per hour.

    D.   During the six (6) hour base rental, if lights are required during any portion of the sporting or athletic event, an additional one hundred dollars ($100.00) per hour or fraction thereof will be charged at the time the permit is issued. The City will bill for any additional lighting costs at one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per hour or fraction thereof.

    E.   Party renting the complex is responsible for general clean-up of the area.

    (2)   All fees are due and payable prior to the issuance of a permit.

    (3)   Rentals not requiring lights are to conclude thirty (30) minutes prior to dusk.

    (4)   Rentals requiring lights must conclude no later than 11:00 p.m.

    (c)   In cases where private security services are determined to be necessary by the Director, or his or her designee, it is the responsibility of the party renting the complex to provide the services, using a security service approved by the Director, or his or her designee.

    (d)   Any party renting the complex is responsible for damages incurred during rental period and will be required to provide one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) liability and property damage insurance which includes the City of Cleveland as an additional insured.

    (e)   Any party renting the complex will be required to provide emergency medical personnel for any athletic competition.

    (f)   All proceeds from gate collections will go to the party renting the facility.

    (g)   All concessions will be operated by the City of Cleveland or its designated vendor.

    (h)   The Director shall deposit the fees and charges collected for the rental of the complex into the fund or funds designated to pay the costs of the general operation of the complex, the equipment and maintenance costs associated with maintaining the complex, and for improvements to the complex. The funds collected may be used for and are appropriated for these purposes. Any funds received through the renting of the League Park complex shall be used only for the operation and maintenance of, and equipment and improvements for, the League Park complex.

    (i)   After securing the necessary permit under Section 131.07 of these Codified Ordinances, the Director, or his or her designee, may allow the Cleveland Muny Football League and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to rent athletic complexes for games, scrimmages, or practices, without being assessed the fees and charges specified in division (b) of this section.

(Ord. No. 459-14. Passed 6-9-14, eff. 6-12-14)