SEBASTIAN – The Sebastian River Area Little League could be able to expand into offering fall baseball if a proposed new lease were approved.
The Sebastian City Council is expected to approve a new year-round lease with the sports group, which would allow for the Little League to use the Barber Street Sports Complex between July and December.
Currently, the Little League uses the complex from December through July.
The Sebastian River Area Little League would be expected to share the complex with the Amateur Athletic Union teams that use the facility for practices and games in the fall.
If approved, the new lease would run through 2023.
“Sebastian River Area Little League has been unable to provide the Little League experience for the fall baseball season in the past, due to the city’s lease with Sebastian Soccer,” Little League President Jo-Ann Webster wrote in a letter to the city.
She explained that Sebastian Soccer was leaving the Barber Street Sports Complex, and by so doing, frees up space at the complex for “fall ball.”
As part of the modified lease agreement, the city would be allowed to use the complex after providing the Little League organization 15 days’ notice – provided that the city’s use does not conflict with the league’s.