05/08/19 Council Budget Hearings: Sports Authority

05/08/19 Council Budget Hearings: Sports Authority


TWENTY TWENTY OPERATING BUDGET HEARINGS. ARE FOR THE BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE WE HAVE BEFORE US THE METRO SPORTS AUTHORITY — WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MONICA CLAYTON FAULT NOT SEND HOME AGAIN THE MAIN KERR PRONOUNCED CORRECTLY I ALWAYS TRIP UP ON I- THEN LET YOU DO THE INTRODUCTIONS AND THEN TURN IT OVER TO YOU OUTLINE OF THE METRO SPORTS AUTHORITY FOR THE VIEWING AUDIENCE AND THEN JUST WALK US THROUGH YOUR BUDGET THANK YOU SO MUCH THE FLOOR IS YOURS. THANK YOU TEAR VERDURE THANK YOU MEMBERS OF THAT BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE AND MEMBERS OF THE METRO COUNCIL I AM MONICA FOUGHT WITH AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. OF THE SPORTS AUTHORITY I THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE TODAY WITH ME TODAY IS JOHN GLASS MEYER SPORTS AUTHORITIES. FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR. JOINING ME AND THE AUDIENCE IS MY ENTIRE STAFF. TO MORE PEOPLE I LISA MONTEZ OR IN MY EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AND CLINTON HEARING OUR SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR. AND THEY WORK EXTREMELY HARD DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND I’M VERY GRATEFUL FOR THAT. ALSO IN THE AUDIENCE — WE HAVE THAT TIE INS VP OF FACILITIES BOB PLAN AND NISSAN STADIUM MANAGER WALTER OVER TEN AND ALSO OUR PROJECT MANAGERS. RON GOBBLE GOBBLE HAYES AND GEM PUSH OFF SKI WITH CAPITAL PROJECTS SOLUTIONS. FOR FY NINETEEN WE ARE ON TRACK TO MEET OUR TARGETED SAVINGS GOAL. FOR FY TWENTY WE SUBMITTED A BUDGET THAT IS FLAT WE ARE REQUESTING A NEW POSITION A FINANCE MANAGER. THAT WILL BE FUNDED BY THE ARENA REVENUE FINE AND WILL HAVE NO FISCAL IMPACT TO THE METRO GENERAL FIND. THE MISSION OF THE SPORTS AUTHORITY IS TO ACQUIRE IMPROVE REPAIR OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE CITY’S PROFESSIONAL SPORTS FACILITY IN NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. AS YOU KNOW WE SERVE AS THE OWNER AND LANDLORD OF BRIDGESTONE ARENA NISSAN STADIUM FIRST TENNESSEE PARK. BOARD I CENTER ANTIOCH — OUR PORTFOLIO WILL GROW WITH THE ADDITION OF THE FORD ICE CENTER IN BELLEVUE THIS ALL. AND ALSO WITH THE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STADIUM IN. TWENTY TWENTY TWO ASIDE FROM SPORTING EVENTS AND CONCERTS ARE FACILITIES ARE BUSY YEAR ROUND HOSTING SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED PRIVATE EVENTS. IN TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN ALONE MORE THAN ONE POINT SIX MILLION PEOPLE VISITED BRIDGESTONE AREN. ANOTHER ONE POINT TWO FIVE MILLION VISITED NISSAN STADIUM AT APPROXIMATELY EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND VISITED FIRST TENNESSEE PARK. SO WE BELIEVE OUR VENUES ARE VERY POOR INTO THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF OUR RESIDENTS AND MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS AND ALSO OUR VISITORS. THEIR HOMES WHO ARE PROFESSIONAL TEAMS. AND THEIR CRITICAL TO NASHVILLE’S MUSIC AND TOURISM INDUSTRY. SO I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO TO KNOW THAT THIS IS THIS IS GREATER THAN SPORTS RIGHT WHEN WE LOOK AT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY — THAT THE FACILITIES PLAY A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE SO EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT. A SPORTS FAN — WHAT WE DO I THINK REALLY JUST ADDS A LOT OF VALUE TO THE CITY? OUR CHARGE TO KEEP NATIONAL VENUES IN BIRTH CLASS CONDITION IS SOMETHING THAT THE AUTHORITY TAKES VERY SERIOUSLY. WE ALSO ARE VERY FOCUSED ON PUBLIC SAFETY AT OUR VENUES. SAFETY AND SECURITY WITH A FOCAL POINT OF A RECENT R. F. P. FOR PARKING MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT NISSAN STADIUM. THIS YEAR IN ADDITION TO BETTER LIGHTING IN THE PARKING LOT THE BETTER SIGNAGE WILL BE WORKING WITH OUR CONTRACTOR TO INSTALL MULTIPLE EMERGENCY CALL STATIONS ON CAMPUS WE THINK THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT — OUR TEAMS AND FACILITY MANAGERS ALSO REMAIN VERY VIGILANT IN THE AREA OF SAFETY AND SECURITY. THE HOSTING EMERGENCY TABLETOP EXERCISES AND EARLIER THIS YEAR PARTICIPATING IN A FOUR DAY CONFERENCE — ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS THAT WAS FOCUSED ON SPECIAL EVENTS AND SPORTS. AND THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BRINGING TO NASHVILLE. IT IS WE LOVE TO TALK ABOUT EVENTS — IT’S ALWAYS FUN TO TALK ABOUT THAT IN TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN IS GONNA BE A STOREKEEPER FOR US. IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR SCHEDULE THEIR REGULAR SCHEDULE. BY DECEMBER THIRTY FIRST SPORTS AUTHORITY FACILITIES WILL HAVE HOSTED THE SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT. AN EXHIBITION GAME AGAINST MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL’S TEXAS RANGERS ONE THAT BY THE WAY SAID IN ATTENDANCE RECORD FOR THE BALL PARK. WE WILL POSE TO THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS THE NFL DRAFT THE SAINT JUDE’S ROCK AND RUN A MARATHON IN KIDS ROCK. THE CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL THE CONCACAF GOLD CUP SEMI FINAL MATCH. THREE COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES AND THE MUSIC CITY BOWL. WE WILL ALSO HAVE OPENED AT THE FORD ICE CENTER IN BELLEVUE ALL THE WHILE WORKING TOWARD CONSTRUCTION OF MLS STADIUM. IF I COULD GO BACK TO THE DRAFT FOR JUST A SECOND. I MEAN WE ALL RECOGNIZE THAT IT WAS A IT WAS A PHENOMENAL SUCCESS AND AND RECORD SETTING WITH. OVER SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE THAT CAME THROUGH OVER THE THREE DAYS AND A TELEVISION VIEWERSHIP OF EVER FORTY SEVEN POINT FIVE MILLION. BUT ONE OF MY FAVORITE PART WAS AN EVENT THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD THAT. ON WEDNESDAY MORNING WELL ACTUALLY THERE ARE A COUPLE BUT ON WEDNESDAY MORNING THE TITANS AND THE NFL. HOSTED HUDDLE UP FOR HUNGER AND WITH THE HELP OF FIVE HUNDRED VOLUNTEERS ASSEMBLED EIGHT THOUSAND BACK PACKS OF FOOD WHICH WERE DISTRIBUTED TO STUDENTS IN THE MID STATE AREA WHOSE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN. IDENTIFIED AS JUST STRUGGLING TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE CONSISTENTLY — ADDITIONALLY TIMES OWNERSHIP DONATED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SECOND HARVEST AND ANOTHER FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE BRIDGE MINISTRY AND SO. I THINK I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO MENTION THAT BECAUSE WINNING IS NOT ONLY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS ON THE FIELD OR ON THE ICE. AND I THINK WE HAVE A WE HAVE SOME TEAMS THAT DO A LOT IN THE COMMUNITY AND PROBABLY MORE THAN WHAT PEOPLE REALIZED. SEVEN CLOSING WE REMAIN VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT IN NASHVILLE. THIS KIND OF SUCCESS DOES NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT VISIONARY LEADERSHIP WITHOUT TIRELESS EFFORT IN THE COMMITMENT FROM OUR FACILITY MANAGERS AND THEIR STAFF WHO WORK HARD EVERY DAY. AND WITHOUT THE CONTINUED SUPPORT AND INVESTMENT BY THE ADMINISTRATION THE METRO COUNCIL SO WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND I’M PLEASED TO ANSWER. ANY QUESTIONS inaudible] COUNCILMAN GRUBER. THANK YOU IN I THANK YOU OR BEING HERE — JUST A QUESTION IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE. SECTION OF THE BUDGET BOOK. I NOTICED THAT THE SUBSIDY THAT BRIDGESTONE ARENA THAT THE TWENTY TWENTY BUDGET RECOMMENDS THE REMOVAL OF THE THREE POINT TWO MILLION DOLLAR. SUBSIDY WOULD YOU JUST COMMENT ABOUT THAT. I THINK THAT IS A A GREAT TESTAMENT TO THE SUCCESS OF THE ARENA — AS THEY CONTINUED. TO BOOK EVENTS AND SOLD OUT SHOWS THEN THAT THE REVENUE IS CONTINUING TO GROW AND IT IS. AT A POINT WHERE WE ARE EXCITED TO SAY — THERE WAS NOT A NEED FOR A SUBSIDY THIS YEAR SO I THINK IT’S A IT’S A VERY. DOWN TO TURN THE PAGE HERE AND EXCITED ABOUT THAT WHO IS THE REVENUE THAT MUCH GREATER THIS YEAR THAN LAST YEAR FOUR WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN REVENUE BETWEEN THE TWO YEARS THAT THREE POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS IS NOT REQUIRED. WHAT IS I’M SORRY WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOU YOU WERE SAYING? IT THE BRIDGE AND HAS HAD HAD THIS MARVELOUS SUCCESS TO THE THE SUBSIDY IS NO LONGER REQUIRED. WHAT WAS LAST YEAR’S NUMBER I MEAN IS IT IS THERE SOME WINDFALL THAT’S HAPPENED IN THE LAST YEAR? I DON’T THINK THERE’S A I DON’T KNOW IF I WOULD. CALLED A WINDFALL AND WE I’M HAPPY TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON THAT BUT I THINK IF WE LOOK AT THE SEE USE — REVENUE THE SURCHARGE FEES WHICHARE THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FEE AND THAT THIS THE EAST CHARGES WHAT WE CALL THEM THEN AS THEY’VE CONTINUED. TO WITH WHOM IT CONSISTS SUBSIDY WHO WHO WAS THE PAYMENT TO ONE HOW IS IT A SUBSIDY. WHEN THE SPORTS AUTHORITY WROTE THE CHECK I GUESS OF THREE POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS? HOW HOW WAS IT A SUBSIDY TO BRIDGETOWN [inaudible] THE IT’S THE CONTRACTUALLY THEN WE HAVE THE OBLIGATION. TO TO TAKE CARE OF THE AND I’M SORRY I’M NOT UNDERSTANDING YOUR QUESTION. IS I’M I’M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THIS I’M JUST TRYING TO GET A DEEPER FINDING OF THE WORDS IS THAT THREE POINT TWO MILLION DOLLAR SUBSIDY WHO WAS THE SUBSIDY TO OR WHAT AND TODAY WAS THE SUBSIDY. TO THAT CITY. HISTORICALLY AND YOU CAN CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT HAS COME FROM THE GENERAL FUND. BUT IN AND WENT TO WENT. TO THE ARENA. WHEN THE BRIDGESTONE ARENA? OKAY YOU IN YOUR ARENA THE SPORTS OF THE THIRTY THREE AND A HALF. OKAY AND THAT MONEY WENT TO PAY THAT. A WHETHER THAT MONEY GO. TO I WENT TO PAY THE OPERATING COST — BRIDGESTONE ARENA. OKAY AND SO. BE IT IS THERE A FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR BRIDGESTONE ARENA I MEAN DID YOU ALL. I MEAN. I MEAN I JUST IN THE QUESTION IS WHY WAS IT NEEDED LAST YEAR BUT IS NOT NEEDED THIS YEAR. I MY UNDERSTANDING IS AS I’VE AS I THOUGHT THE METRO FINANCE AS THAT WE HAVE TO REDO THE SALES TAX AND THE THIS EITHER FEES AND THOSE CHARGES. WE ALSO RECEIVED SOME YOU KNOW THERE’S THERE’S RENT AND SOME OTHER THINGS THAT — HAVE ALLOWED THE ARENA REVENUE FUN TO BUILD UP AND SO THE RESERVES AR. NOW AT A POINT WHERE WE ARE ABLE TO PAY. FOR THE OPERATING BUDGET THAT WE ARE OBLIGATED TO PAY FOR OUT OF THE ARENA REVENUE FIND WITHOUT NEEDING. TO SEEK A SUBSIDY FROM MATTRESS GENERAL FUND OKAY SO THE SO THERE IS A BREAK OUT FOR THE FOR THE ARENA OF THE RESEARCH AND THE BUDGET AND OPERATING AMOUNT. OKAY SO WHAT WHAT WHAT WAS THE OPERATING INCOME OF THE OF THE ARENA. THEY ARE THE IN TERMS OF THE ARENA REVENUE FUND WHERE THE REVENUE IS HELD. AGAIN GOING BACK TO WHY DID WE NEED THREE POINT TWO MILLION LAST YEAR BUT NOT THREE POINT TWO MILLION THIS YEAR SO THERE THERE MUST BE SOME. SPECIFIC OPERATING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT. I DON’T KNOW. A FINANCE AND SEVEN DIRECTOR LOMAX O’NEILL. COUNCILMAN I THINK IT’S THE BEST IF I JUST GOT WITH THE MONICA AFTER THIS AND THEN ALL HELP HER PREPARE THE RESPONSE BACK TO YOU ON THIS IT IT REALLY IS NOT A SIMPLE. RESPONSE BACK OKAY. BUT WILL HELP WILL WILL HELP YO- GET THAT TOGETHER MONICA OKAY. THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH JUST BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOUR BUDGET IS RELATIVELY SMALL AND THEN THIS IS A BIG NUMBER SO. I’M GRATEFUL THAT. THE CITY HAS BEEN SPARED — THAT ADDITIONAL EXPENSE SO YOU KNOW I’M HAPPY I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ANSWER YOUR QUESTION AND SO I WILL GET WITH FINANCE AND WILL AGAIN AT SUCH A MATERIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY IT’S INTERESTING TO KNOW WHAT THRESHOLD GOT PAST THAT THEN ALL THE SUDDEN. WE WENT FROM NOT HAVING IT FROM HAVING TO SUPPORT IT TO NOTE NOT HAVING TO SUPPORT IT AND THAT’S YOU KNOW THAT’S IT IT’S A GREAT MOMENT. THOUGH THANK YOU [inaudible] COUNCILMAN HURT. THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR I DON’T HAVE A QUESTION — BUT I JUST WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT — DOING THE NFL DRAFT I’M SURE THAT IT WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE. TO EVERY ONE OF HOW SUCCESSFUL IT WAS AND WHILE I APPRECIATE SECOND HARVEST IN THE BREACH MINISTRY. I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT — TO THE CVC AND THE N. F. FAIL FOR MAKING SURE THAT KIDS. CAME THAT THAT COME FROM THE COMMUNITIES FROM WHICH MANY OF THOSE PLAYERS COM HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN EXPERIENCE. AT THE DRAFT ACTIVITIES IT IN THIS STATE AND THEY WORKED WITH THE LOCAL NONPROFIT — IN THE COMMUNITY AND THEY SERVED OVER A HUNDRED KIDS THEY WERE ABLE TO COME IN HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE SO I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU ALL. INTO THANK THEM FOR THEIR THANK YOU. THANK YOU COUNSEL ON HER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR — THAT THE STORE PARKING SOLUTIONS ONE WHAT’S THAT. CONTRACT ACTUALLY EXECUTED — THAT CONTRACT THIS IS APRIL SO IT WAS EXECUTIVE ROLE IN MARCH TWELFTH OF THIS YEAR IT WAS I BELIEVE MARCH. AND OF THIS YEAR YES. WE WE WENT SO IT GENERATED THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY CANEMAH. NO I’M SORRY WE ARE YOU LOOKING ON YOUR YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS HIGHLIGHTS. A WE RENEWED THEIR CONTRACTS THAT THIS IS THEIR STARTING THEIR SECOND. TERM. SAID THE THREE HUNDRED FORTY K. AND REVENUE IS OVER WHAT TIME SPAN MICHAEL HOW MANY MONTHS. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR ONE YEAR OKAY. THAT WAS I THINK THAT WAS THAT BY EIGHTEEN OKAY. THAT IS NOT A F. ONE NINETEEN ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT’S FY. EIGHTEEN FY I GUESS BUT FLIES FOR IT WAS RENEWED RIGHT YES OKAY YES I THINK WE NEED FOR YOUR SINS ARE DISCUSSING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. YES WE FEEL LIKE THE GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS AND RENEWING OR STARTING AT ANOTHER TERM WITH OUR CONTRACTOR WAS. VERY IMPORTANT THEY’VE DONE FANTASTIC WORK — THEY REALLY ARE FOCUSED ON ON QUALITY SERVICE I THINK THEIR PERSONAL AND THEY’RE JUST WORKING HARD TO BE CREATIVE AND TO FIND WAYS. TO INCREASE REVENUE. OKAY WE HAVE NO FURTHER. QUESTIONS. THANK YOU SO MUCH AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR — **** AUSTIN AND YOUR YOUR TEAM IF EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO FOR THE CITY — THE NFL. DRAFT BEING HERE IN THE CITY — REALLY REALLY PUT US ALONG ON A MUCH MUCH LARGER LARGER SCALE — SO WITH THAT YOUR BUDGET HEARING IS

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