VERMONTVILLE - The director of the Western Hemisphere's largest rugby tournament asked the Franklin town board Wednesday evening to consider letting him use the field at Kate Mountain Park in the future.
Jay Annis, who runs the three-day Can-Am tournament, told the board that the tournament was held at six fields in Lake Placid and seven in Saranac Lake this year. However, Annis said, many of those are school fields, which can be problematic as they are often under construction over the summer.
The tournament has its own insurance, and pays about $1,000 to use a field. Annis said they would bring their own portable toilets. Annis also said playing there would bring economic benefits to the town, as the players would buy food and other necessities while there and could be looking for camp sites.