The Rochester Rhinos saga with the city of Rochester continues.

Talks between the city and the Rhinos owners over the operation of Capelli Sport Stadium have broken down, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle early reported Monday evening.

The Rhinos did not return a signed agreement to the city, according to the newspaper.

Rhinos owners David and Wendy Dworkin issued this statement:

“Unfortunately, we were not able to finalize a settlement, despite our good faith efforts in discussions with the city over many weeks. We were willing to continue negotiations, but the city refused to extend the agreed-upon deadline. We are confident in our legal positions and look forward to presenting them through a formal legal process.”

The Rhinos are not fielding a United Soccer League team for the 2018 and have decided to go on hiatus while it seeks out better revenue streams.

Because the Rhinos won’t field a team, the city claimed the soccer team was in default of its lease with the city, which operates the stadium. The Dworkins, on the other hand, said that hosting soccer games and other events was more than enough.

The stadium is scheduled to host the Rochester Lancers (National Premier Soccer League) and Lady Lancers (United Women’s Soccer) and several USL matches this year.

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