Lawrence Stadium Turf Destroyed By Brazilian Festival, Because……Lawrence

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The city of Lawrence rented out their football stadium this past Sunday to organizers of a Brazilian festival billed as the largest in the country. The tickets were $100 for regular admission or $180 for VIP access; there were reportedly 8000 people in attendance.
This is what it looked like on Monday morning:


Besides the trash that was left behind, there was also Coors beer truck parked in front of Lawrence High School, which is adjacent to the stadium.


While the trash left behind is the visible remains of what occurred the real damage comes from the shards of glass imbedded in the artificial turf. The field is unusable and needs to be replaced at a cost of $875,000. The organizers paid $20,000 to rent the field and were required to have a $750,000 insurance policy as well as an additional million-dollar policy to go along with the beer and wine license they were granted. The rental agreement stated that they need to clean up and not cause damage or alter the premises as well as stipulating that glass, cigarettes and colored drinks were not permitted.

From what I could gather in the comments on the event’s Facebook page, I had to use the translate feature, it appears that the organizers weren’t very organized. There weren’t enough bathrooms, it took hours to get any food or drink and there was a lack of trash barrels, and the ones that they did have weren’t emptied. I would also guess that there wasn’t much in the way of security checking people entering for any of the prohibited items.

I really want to be on the City’s side on this, but I think they hold some of the responsibility in this. The organizers needed to pay for a 20 officer police detail, that really doesn’t seem like enough to watch 8000 people in this type of setting. And what, if anything, did the police do when they saw what was happening? Is that even something they should get involved in or are they there to keep the peace?

Someone from the City should have swung by to check on things. Even if it wasn’t a policy, you would think that someone would take some initiative and check it out. You rent out a recently renovated stadium to a group who is hosting 8000 people and not even think about taking a peek? You’re going to have 8000 people trampling all over the turf and no one gave it a second thought. You just assume that everyone’s following the rules? And now we know that they weren’t so what does that get you? You need to pay for the repairs upfront while you attempt to recoup your losses from that train wreck of an organization. Meanwhile, the teams that call that stadium home need to practice and play games elsewhere. Good work.

I’d also like to note that in July of this year these same organizers, Floripa Productions, were denied a permit to put on a smaller event in Hudson, MA. The town tried for months to get some pretty basic questions answered to no avail. I found that out with a Google search, too bad the folks in Lawrence didn’t do the same thing.




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32 Comment(s)
  • Joseph Jones
    October 8, 2016 at 8:26 am

    A football field should be used for playing football. It should not be used for parties, car shows, or other similar events. What did they expect?

  • Publius
    October 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    if the city asked questions it would be racist, obviously.

  • juror seven esq.
    October 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    What a minute, they just had the Olympic Games in Brazil. No way that did something like this. Must be Clinton supporters.

    • Sal Monella
      October 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Wrong, all six of those are at a rally waiting for them to roll her in on a gurney.

  • Wabbitt
    October 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    The issue is that the Brazilians who have anything going on stay in Brazil. It’s the lazy shitheads who come here to suckle on Uncle Sam’s teat.

    • Practical
      October 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      So, those I-talians and Irish, and Poles were in the same category?

  • JoeMomma
    October 7, 2016 at 10:56 am

    You know where the perfect place to hold next years Brazilian festival would be?


    • Gilly13
      October 7, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Can’t do that, it’s bankrupt,corrupt and a drug wasteland.

      Oh, just like Lawrence. I get it now, sorry!

  • whatevuh
    October 7, 2016 at 9:29 am

    This is why Lawrence can’t have nice things. What a fucking shit-hole and these people wonder why whites hate them? Go back to Central America, and trash your own country.

    • The more you know...
      October 7, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Or South America… But whatever… Geography is for nerds.

  • Devils Mouthpiece
    October 7, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Who’s the moron that didn’t tell the organizers, no glass on the premises. (or maybe they did and it was ignored) When is the last time you went to any event and saw glass bottles, etc… Glass embedded in the turf really seems to be were the damage requires replacement of the field.

    • We don't need no stinkin' contracts
      October 7, 2016 at 10:16 am

      According to Fox 25 news, the contract stipulated no glass… so, it was ignored.

      • Devils Mouthpiece
        October 7, 2016 at 11:19 am

        Go figure…

  • Barnyard
    October 7, 2016 at 8:27 am

    It will be interesting to hear what kind of shape the Elks club ends up looking like after the Rap Halloween party later this month. Hmmm

    • bigdaddy
      October 7, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Whats the over under on shootings there ? I say 6 and take the over

  • John Galt
    October 7, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I smell a deviant plan to use the insurance money to re-turf the field. Of course it’ll be unusable after hosting a 3rd world party atop!!

  • Hugh Beaumont
    October 7, 2016 at 6:21 am

    And everybody thinks Worcester has the lock on idiots in charge. WTF did they expect?

  • NOT a SJW
    October 7, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Brazilian….the new Puerto Rican. Great.

  • Steven Stover
    October 7, 2016 at 4:39 am

    They will be moving the Worcester one to Foley Stadium next year. And McGovernment and Ed Useless will show up for pictures never knowing that they are being hoodwinked by these welfare leeches.

    • True Reality Speaks
      Mirror Mirror
      October 7, 2016 at 7:13 am

      Those tools know EXACTLY who they are dealing with. The only ones being fooled are the morons that work for a living and still vote for them.

  • Jay
    October 6, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Did they expect anything else from Brazilians?

  • Mike
    October 6, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    What did they expect. These things always turn into shit shows.

  • Shackleford
    October 6, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    So basically I subsidized a bunch of illegals to attend a $100 party on a tax payer funded football field?

    • bigdaddy
      October 7, 2016 at 9:15 am

      $100 a head they must have accepted EBT cards

  • Jay-B
    October 6, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Of course this happened Spanish ppl ruin everything. Oh well it will match the rest of the trashed shithole that is Lawrence

    • Fitchburg-Shuffle
      October 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Brazilians speak Portuguese you ignorant shithead

      • Jay-B
        October 6, 2016 at 10:51 pm

        Oh excuse me! Is the proper term latinos? Or should I just say Brazilians? What I meant is that ppl ofSpanish/Portuguese decent,that live in Massachusetts at least, destroy everything!

        • Finnish Goalie
          October 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

          Trying WAY too hard, man.

        • Alexander Knight
          October 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm

          You mean descent?

        • The Philistine
          October 9, 2016 at 4:23 pm

          Last I checked, people of Spanish and Portuguese descent had ancestors that came from Spain and Portugal. Are you this thick?

          Dude, go to New Bedford and tell people they destroy everything.

          • Donald Rumsfeld
            October 9, 2016 at 4:54 pm

            Have you been to New Bedford lately? It’s a shithole, along with Fall River! All the more reason why we need to stop accepting immigrants who don’t speak English, and mandatory sterilization for welfare recipients and ex-convicts (who are usually the same people)

            Donald Rumsfeld

    • Alexander Knight
      October 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      They’re Brazilian. Not Spanish. They don’t even speak Spanish. If you’re going to be a racist at least know who you’re ripping and the language they speak, or your comments are invalid.

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