City, Mustangs Negotiating
Negotiations continue between the Billings Mustangs and city leaders. A four-member committee of the Billings City Council decided Tuesday to reduce the amount the city is seeking for naming rights revenue for Dehler Park.
The committee intended to meet with Mustangs owner Dave Heller Tuesday afternoon, but weather conditions in Minneapolis canceled his flight. Heller is the managing partner of Main Street Baseball, which owns the Mustangs and other minor league clubs, including the Quad City River Bandits in Davenport, Iowa.
Council members decided to ask the Mustangs for 20 percent of the revenue for all naming rights, after Heller had earlier agreed to 15 percent. Those rights include the name of the ballpark itself in 2032, and for naming rights that will be available later this year, such as for the scoreboard. Main Street Baseball has said it intends to make permanent improvements which become the property of the city once they’re installed.