03/27/19 Mayor’s Budget Discussions: Sports Authority

03/27/19 Mayor’s Budget Discussions: Sports Authority


THANK YOU ARE WE’RE BACK FOR OUR NEXT DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET DISCUSSION AND I’VE WE’RE JOINED BY COUNCIL MEMBER JOHN COOPER I. WITH US TODAY AMERICA EVA BRILEY AND JOINED BY — TYLER MAX AND O’NEILL THIS CITY’S FINANCE DIRECTOR HE’S TO MY LEFT IN. THE CITIES — CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE REPAIRS OFFICE EMILY PRISTINE WHO’S TO MY RIGHT. BEFORE I JUMP INTO THE THE FUTURE OF JUST ONE TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT LAST YEAR’S BUDGET — LAST YEAR WE WERE PRESENTED WITH A UNIQUE BUDGET THAT HAD SOME. COMPLICATIONS — THAT — REQUIRED US TO PRESENT A BUDGET TO THE COUNCIL THAT DIDN’T MEET ALL OF THE THE THE GOALS THAT WE PROBABLY HAD FOR OURSELVES AS A CITY. BUT DURING THE LAST YEAR — WE’VEBEEN ABLE TO TIGHTEN OUR BELTS AND LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS AND CUT SOME EXPENSES AND THAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH ADDITIONAL REVENUES — ALLOWED — US TO BE IN A POSITION TO OFFER A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT WITH STEPS AND OPEN RANGE INCREASES STORE EMPLOYEES WHICH I THINK IS A IS A A GOOD STEP — TOWARDS — ADDRESSING THE THE REAL NEEDS OF OUR WORKERS AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE HARD WORK THAT THEY’VE DONE. IN THE LAST YEAR. ALSO SINCE THE SINCE OUR LAST BUDGET PRESENTATION THE PREDS MADE THE PLAYOFFS JUST — A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO SO — I THINK TWO DAYS AGO NOW SO — CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PREDS WHO WERE PART OF A BIG PART OF THE SPORTS AUTHORITY WORLD. AND AND I GUESS — IN JUST A FEW WEEKS WE’LL HAVE THE NFL DRAFT HERE AS WELL SO I MEAN. I DON’T KNOW. NOT SURE MANY PEOPLE WOULD HAVE YEARS AGO.D THAT JUST A FEW- SO — WITH THAT I’LL TURN IT OVER TOMORROW FOR MONICA FORT NELSON WHO IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE SPORTS AUTHORITY. ASK YOU TO INTRODUCE YOUR BOARD CHAIR WHO IS WITH YOU AND THEN WE’LL PROBABLY HAVE SOME QUESTIONS AT THE END. WELL THANK YOU GOOD MORNING I’M MONICA UP ON THIS AND THINK THE DIRECTOR OF THE SPORTS AUTHORIT. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE — PLEASED TO HAVE KIM ADKINS ARMCHAIR. HERE WITH US ALSO I LISA MONTEZ RUN FROM MY OFFICE IS IN THE AUDIENCE — IN HIS USUAL WE ARE WELL SUPPORTED BY OUR FACILITY MANAGERS AND OUR TEAMS AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE DON’T TAKE LIGHTLY FROM THE TIMES WE HAVE BOB FLYNN AND WALTER OVER. TEN FROM THE SOUNDS WHO ARE FRESH OFF A WIN AGAINST THE TEXAS RANGERS WE HAVE ADAM NEWS AND ALSO OUR TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR. GO FULL — AND THEN LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST FROM THE PREDATORS WE HAVE JOHN HENRY AND DAVID TELLS AND HOW. WE HAVE SUBMITTED A STATUS QUO OPERATING BUDGET FOR FY — TWENTY I DO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO FINDING THE COLA AND THE STEPS AND OPEN RANGE INCREASES. I THINK IT’S DEPARTMENT HEADS WE WE UNDERSTAND JUST INCREDIBLY HARD WORK THAT OUR OUR STAFF TO MAKE DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND OFTEN GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AND SO I THINK THIS WAS FANTASTIC NEWS FOR EVERYONE. WELL WE’VE COME A LONG WAY AT THE SPORTS AUTHORITY SINCE THE DAYS WHEN WE WERE ROUTINELY MISTAKEN FOR THE SPORTING GOODS STORE. AT SPORTS AUTHORITY. BUT AT THE SAME TIME I NEVER WANT TO TAKE FOR GRANTED OR STEAM THAT PEOPLE ON THE VIEWING AUDIENCE ESPECIALLY UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT IS THAT WE DO — OUR MISSION IS TO ACQUIRE IMPROVE REPAIR OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE CITY’S PROFESSIONAL SPORTS FACILITIES. NISSAN STADIUM BRIDGESTONE AREN- SINCE THE PARK AND FORD ICE CENTER. OUR PORTFOLIO WHAT WILL GROW WITH THE ADDITION OF THE FORD ICE CENTER IN BELLEVUE THIS FALL AND ALSO. WITH — THE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STADIUM IN TWENTY TWENTY TWO AND WE’RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT BOTH OF THOSE PROJECTS. OUR CHARGE IS TO KEEP THESE VENUES IN FIRST CLASS CONDITION. AND TO PROTECT OUR LARGE PUBLIC ASSETS AND IT’S IT’S A RESPONSIBILITY IN CHARGE OF THE SPORTS AT FORTY TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY — IN TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN ALONE MORE THAN ONE POINT SIX MILLION PEOPLE VISITED BRIDGESTONE ARENA. MORE THAN ONE POINT TWO FIVE MILLION PEOPLE ATTENDED EVENTS AT NISSAN STADIUM. AND AROUND EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE VISITED FIRST TENNESSEE PARK. THIRTY FIVE FROM THE SPORTING EVENTS AND CONCERT- OUR FACILITIES ARE ALSO BUSY YEAR ROUND HOSTING PRIVATE EVENTS SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED EVENTS I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THAT BUT OUR BUILDINGS ARE FULL. ALL THE TIME — THE AIRPORT TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND THE OVERALL ENJOYMENT OF OUR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS WHETHER YOU’RE A SPORTS FAN OR NOT. AND THEIR HOME TO OUR TEAM AND WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE CRITICAL TO NASHVILLE’S MUSIC AND TOURISM INDUSTRY. WE’RE ALSO FOCUSED ON PUBLIC SAFETY AT OUR VINNIE’S — SAFETY AND SECURITY WAS THE FOCAL POINT OF OUR RECENT R. F. Q. AND SOLICITATION. FOR PARKING MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT NISSAN STADIUM. IN ADDITION — TO INCREASE LIGHTING IN THE PARKING LOTS AND BETTER SIGNAGE WE WILL BE WORKING WITH OUR PARKING CONTRACTOR THIS YEAR. TO INSTALL MULTIPLE EMERGENCY CALL STATIONS ON THE CAMPUS WE THINK THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT — OUR TEAMS OF FACILITY MANAGERS ALSO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF REMAINING VIGILANT WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC SAFETY — EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS THE TITANS HOST EMERGENCY TABLE TOP EXERCISES. AND LAST MONTH SEVERAL OF OUR MENUS AND FACILITY MANAGERS PARTICIPATED IN A FOUR DAY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING RELATED TO SPORT AND SPECIAL EVENTS THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BRINGING TO NASHVILLE. BRITAIN ARENA AND THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS HAVE ALSO RECEIVED RECOGNITION FROM THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR COMPLETION OF THE STORM READY PROGRAM. AND THIS TECHNOLOGY IS THAT THEY ARE WELL EQUIPPED TO HANDLE ALL SEVERE FORMS OF WHETHER. FINALLY IT’S ALWAYS FUN TO TALK ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS AND WE’VE GOT A LOT OF THEM COMING OUT — TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN WILL BE A HISTORIC YEAR FOR US. IN ADDITION TO THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS BY DECEMBER THIRTY FIRST SPORTS AUTHORITY FACILITIES WILL HAVE HOSTED THE SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT. WHICH HAD — A DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TWENTY ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN. TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN AN EXHIBITION GAME AGAINST THE TEXAS RANGERS WHICH WE MENTIONED EARLIER — AND THAT WAS THE ONE THAT SAID ATTENDANCE RECORDS AT FIRST TENNESSEE PARK WITH OVER ALMOST. TWELVE THOUSAND FANS — THE NFL DRAFT. WHICH WE ALL KNOW BEING THE LARGEST EVENT THAT THIS CITY HAS EVER HOSTED — THE SAME JEEZ ROCK N. ROLL MARATHON WHICH WILL BE THE SAME WEEKEND THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS THE CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL. THE CONCACAF GOLD CUP SEMI FINA. THREE COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES AND THE MUSIC CITY BOWL — WE WILL ALSO OPEN THE FORD I CENTER AND CONTINUING TO WORK TOWARD CONSTRUCTION OF THE STADIUM. SO IT’S GOING TO BE A HUGE YEAR FOR US AND AND THESE THESE. KINDS OF SUCCESSES THIS KIND OF YEAR DOES NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT VISIONARY LEADERSHIP WITHOUT THE TIRELESS EFFORTS — AND COMMITMENT OF OUR FACILITY MANAGERS AND THEIR STAFF TO WORK SO HARD. AND INVESTMENT BY THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE METRO COUNCIL. WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF SPORTS HERE IN NASHVILLE — AND ALSO ENTERTAINMENT BECAUSE AGAIN. WITH THE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT. AND WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. OKAY. THAT’S A LOT FOR HOW MANY PEOPL. WELL IN OUR OFFICE THREE BUT WE HAVE A LOVE. FOR IT — I JUST WANT TO SAY — THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK THAT’S A LOT. FOR THREE PEOPLE. TO OR NIGHT. AND WE’D EVEN WITHOUT YOU THESE PARTNERS THAT REQUIRES A LOT OF EFFORT AND YOU DID A GREAT JOB. THANK YOU [inaudible] THANK YOU [inaudible] ONE SO THE IRAQ. I MIGHT NOT REMEMBER HER MIGHT NOT KNOW THAT THE SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT INTERNET TO AN AGREEMENT. TO FOR A LONG TERM — HOME. IN NATIONAL COULD YOU EXPLAIN EXPLAIN THEM. WE WORKING WITH WITH THAT PREDATORS POWERS MANAGEMENT AND THEN FOURTH COUNCIL — WE’RE ABLE TO SUPPORT AGREEMENT FOR THE SPORTS COUNCIL AND THE SEC – TO TO MAKE MASS BILL THAT HOME WITH THE SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT — GOOD TO GO THROUGH WITH TWENTY THIRTY FIVE WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT — ABOUT THIS AGREEMENT I THINK THAT THE SEC – BASED OFF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT I HAD LAST WEEK IN — ARE THRILLED TO BE IN NASHVILLE AND WE ARE EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH THEM AND I THINK WHEN WE LOOK AT THE THE LONG TERM ECONOMIC IMPACT. YOU KNOW IS IS GONNA BE SUBSTANTIAL I THINK UPWARDS OF ABOUT THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS. AGAIN THAT WAS AN IMPORTANT — DEVELOPMENT I THINK IN THE LAST YEAR IN TERMS OF THE UTILIZATION OF THE OF BRIDGESTONE AND JUST THE THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SPORTS HERE NASHVILLE OFF OF THAT SO THAT’S CERTAINLY ONE OF THE GREAT SUCCESS FOR THE FOR THE SPORTS AUTHORITY LAST YEAR. IN MAY ARE UP WOULD IT HAVE TO ALSO ECHO — OUR COLLABORATION NOT ONLY WITH OBVIOUSLY THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND THE COUNCIL BUT THE NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL- IS A TREMENDOUS ASSET AND THE FACT THAT WE ARE ALL ABLE TO COLLABORATE. TOGETHER AND HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL IS TREMENDOUS AND I THINK IT’S GOES TO SHOW THAT MANY OF SUCCESSES MONICA’S ABLE TO TALK ABOUT. AND WITH THE SEC TOURNAMENT — WAS ABLE TO MEET IT. THE FOLKS THAT PARTICIPATED AND OFTEN TIMES — WE HEAR. THAT — OTHER CITIES ARE WATCHING NASHVILLE AND ARE VERY ENVIOUS OF HELL WERE ABLE TO PULL THINGS OFF SO I JUST WANT. TO SAY IT — CERTAINLY TAKES A LOT OF PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER AND IT’S AN HONOR TO BE PART OF IT. WHEN I MAKE SURE THEY’RE RECOGNIZED YEAH? THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND THANK YOU MONICA I DON’T THINK WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS. THANK YOU. THIS IS A SERVICE OF THE METRO NATIONAL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PRESENTATION AGAIN. FOR FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS AND OTHER PROGRAMS. 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