Agreement reached to keep Senior Bowl in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A three-year lease agreement has been reached to keep the Senior Bowl in Mobile.

The Mobile Arts & Sports Association's 13-member board of directors voted Thursday to sign a three-year lease agreement with Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where it has been played since 1951. The Press-Register reports that the board also voted to discontinue discussions with other cities about moving the game. The lease agreement includes options to extend it an additional six years. It also includes a buyout clause that would let the Senior Bowl leave at any time if it gives the stadium nine months notice and pays a fee equal to $20,000 multiplied by the number of years left on the agreement.

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