11/14/17 Sports Authority Meeting

11/14/17 Sports Authority Meeting


WELCOME. GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE, WELCOME. WE WOULD LIKE TO CALL TODAY’S SPORTS AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING TO ORDER. WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO BE BACK AT NISSAN STADIUM ESPECIALLY AFTER AN IMPRESSIVE WIN ON SUNDAY. GO TITANS. ALSO, WE HAD SOME BIG NEWS YESTERDAY ABOUT A MAJOR CONCERT THAT WILL BE HERE THIS SUMMER. SO THERE’S A LOT OF EXCITEMENT IN THIS BUILDING, AND IT’S A JOY TO BE HERE TODAY. ALL THAT TO SAY, WE HAVE AN IF YOU AGENDA, ANOTHER BIG MILESTONE SINCE WE LAST MET. LAST NIGHT WAS THE 25 ANNIVERSARY OF THE NASHVILLE SPORTS COUNCIL. IT WAS VERY REFLECTIVE TO SEE HOW FAR WE’VE COME AS A CITY IN OUR SPORTS COMMUNITY AND IT’S AN EXCITING TO BE A PART OF. THERE’S CERTAINLY A LOT OF GOOD THINGS HAPPENING IN NASHVILLE. WE WILL DID AHEAD AND JUMP RIGHT IN. FIRST UP. WE HAVE THE CONSIDERATION OF OUR OCTOBER 12TH FULL BOARD MEETING MINUTES IN YOUR PACKET. EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW. WE HAVE A MOTION FOR APPROVAL.>>SECOND.>>MOTION AND A SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE? MINUTES ARE APPROVED FROM OCTOBER 12TH. IN ATIGU, WE HAVE A COPY OF OUR JOINT MEETING MINUTES WITH THE FAIR BOARD FROM OCTOBER 5TH’S MEETING. IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE JOINT MEETING MINUTES AS WELL.>>SO APPROVED.>>IS THERE A SECOND.>>SECOND.>>ANY DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. AYE. ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES. THE OCTOBER 5TH MEETING MINUTES ARE APPROVED AS WELL. AT THIS TIME WE WILL HEAR FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MONICA FOR HER REPORT.>>GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH US TODAY. WE HAD A VERY GOOD FINANCE MEETING THAT WE WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT LATER. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CAME. I KNOW IT WAS EARLY. I DIDN’T GET TOO MANY EVIL EYES BUT I THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WE TRY NOT TO DO A LOT OF 8 O’CLOCK’S, BUT SOMETIMES WE CAN’T AVOID THEM. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE TIME. AS ALWAYS WE HAVE A FULL AGENDA. WE WILL RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE METRO TRANSIT AUTHORITY, AND DID I SAY YOUR NAME CORRECTLY NARATE, I HAVE 1 OF THOSE NAMES TOO.>>MONICA, REAL QUICK, I FORGOT TO MENTION, THE APPEALS PROCESS FOR ANY ACTION OF TODAY’S BOARD CAN BE FOUND AT THE TOP OF TODAY’S AGENDA, PLEASE MAKE THAT NOTE AS WELL.>>AFTER JULIE, MARY, WILL GIVE US AN UPDATE ON OUR MLS, BID, AND THEN FOLLOWING MARY, WE WILL RECEIVE THE FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT AND THE BOARD WILL BE ASKED TO CONSIDER THE COMMITTEE’S REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE /TAO*EUDZ REQUEST TO FOR THE INFLATABLE FIELD COVER. LET’S 5 INTO THE NISSAN STADIUM STADIUM TENNESSEE TITANS REPORT. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AGENDA? WELL, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IT HAS BEEN A VERY BUSY MONTH. WE ALL ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT SOCCER, BUT WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE’S STILL A LOT GOING ON IN OUR CURRENT OR EXISTING FACILITIES. A LOT OF GREAT WORK IS BEING DONE, AND WE HAVE A LOT TO DO. ALSO WE HAVE THE SPECIAL EVENT, AND PARKING PROGRAM HEAR AT NISSAN STADIUM STADIUM CONTINUES TO BE A REALLY LARGE PART OF WHAT WE DO. BETWEEN THE NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP SHUTTLE ROUTES ESPECIALLY PARKING, FOOTBALL, NONFOOTBALL EVENTS. BRIDGE BUILDING EVENTS, THERE’S A LOT GOING ON. IN OCTOBER, WE HAD ABOUT 41 EVENTS AND FOR NOVEMBER WE ANTICIPATE ABOUT 27. SO THEY ARE KEEPING CLINTON OUR SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR VERY BUSY. WE DID INCLUDE OUR EVENTS CALENDAR, IT IS FULL, AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALL STAY ABREAST OF THE NUMBER OF EVENTS GOING ON. IT IS A PRETTY DIVERSE GROUP OF EVENTS. WE’RE EXCITED THAT WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE NONPROFIT COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING SOME REDUCED AND ” DO W AT OUR BRIDGE BUILDING WE RECEIVED A PROPOSAL FOR AN EVENT CALLED THE GRAND PRIX NASHVILLE. THIS WAS THE GROUP THAT PROPOSED BUILDING ATTRACT AROUND THE STADIUM IN THE PARKING LOTS FOR A MULTI-DAY MOTOR SPORTS FESTIVAL. AT THAT MEETING, THE BOARD APPROVED A 3-WAY MOU, AND THE GPT, WHICH IS THE GRAND PRIX, WHICH WOULD BASICALLY ALLOW THE GRAND PRIX TO PROMOTE THE EVENT, AND ALSO DEMONSTRATE THEIR ABILITY TO RAISE MONEY. SINCE OUR JUNE MEETING WE’VE HAD MANY WILL CONVERSATIONS. THE TITANS, GPTN, THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND THE CBC, HAVE CONTINUED TO BE INTRICATELY INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS, IN THE CONVERSATION. IN THE END WE JUST FELT LIKE THERE WERE TOO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ESPECIALLY IN REGARDS TO THE NEEDED INFRASTRUCTURE. AND QUITE HONESTLY HOW DO WE WORK AROUND THIS CITY’S RIGOR US SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE, THERE’S JUST SO MUCH GOING ON. SO COLLECTIVELY, THE DECISION WAS MADE NOT TO PURSUE THIS EVENT AT THIS TIME. THE MOU, WAS NOT EXECUTED. WE APPRECIATE THE GROUP. THE GROUP PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO IT, AND I THINK THAT WE NEED TO SAY THAT PUBLICLY, AND CLEARLY, THERE’S A LOT OF INTEREST IN LARGE EVENTS THAT ARE RACING RELATED AND CENTERED AROUND MOTOR SPORTS. JUST LIKE WITH ANY OTHER EVENT ESPECIALLY HERE IN NASHVILLE, IT HAS TO BE THE RIGHT EVENT AT THE RIGHT TIME, AND WE JUST AREN’T THERE YET. AND I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THAT, THAT THAT CONVERSATION IS NOT MOVING FORWARD. AND WE’LL SEE, THERE MAY BE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FUTURE. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT. WE HAVE A LOT TO COVER TODAY. THANK YOU, MONICA. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HEAR FROM NTA, AND RTA, TODAY, TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT IS ON EVERYONE’S MIND ESPECIALLY I’M SURE WE EXPERIENCED A FEW HICCUPS ON OUR WAY IN THIS MORNING, SO JULIE NAVARETE, IS HERE TO GIVE US A REPORT ESPECIALLY TO TALK ABOUT THE MUSIC CITY CIRCUIT AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR USING THE AUTHORITY FACILITY.OUR SPORTS – THANK YOU JULIE.>>I HAD TROUBLE WITH MY LAST NAME FOR A LONG TIME, SO I JUST SAY JULY SAY FINE WITH ME. THANK YOU SO MUCH. SO NTA, AND RTA, AND THEY DON’T KNOW WHO WE ARE, WE ARE THEY THINK OF US AS THE BUS COMPANY. WE PROVIDE THE TRANSIT SERVICE. WE ARE A COMPUTER ECOMMUTER SERVICE COMING INTO THE DAVIDSON COUNTY FOR THE COUNTY AND THE REST OF THE COUNTY. WE PROVIDE TRANSIT FOR THE MUSIC CITY CIRCUIT AND EACH OF YOU SHOULD HAVE A GREEN MINI-PAMPHLET THAT TALKS ABOUT ITS HOURS AND THE DURATION THAT IT RUNS FROM MORNING TO EVENING AND HOW FREQUENT IT COMES BY. THIS IS A GREAT SERVICE FOR FOLKS IN AND AROUND DOWNTOWN TO BE ABLE TO USE A FREE SERVICE, AND IT IS FREE, TO GET FROM 1 DESTINATION TO THE NEXT WITHOUT HAVING TO GET IN THEIR CAR AND GO. ONCE YOU DRIVE DOWNTOWN, OR USE TRANSIT DOWNTOWN OR USE ANOTHER SERVICE, THE TAXI, UBER LYFT DOWNTOWN, AND THEN TO HAVE TO GET OUT OF YOUR CAR AND MOVE AROUND IT CAUSES CONGESTION, AND PEOPLE THAT USE THIS, IT IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREA. WHAT’S EVEN BETTER. I DON’T HAVE THE MAP FOR YOU. IT JUST GOT EXTENDED. THE 60 JUST GOT EXTENDED TO DOWN JEFFERSON STREET, GOES BY FISK AND MEHARRY, AND IT GOES BY HADLEY PARK AND ENDS AT TSU, THE STADIUM THERE. YOU CAN TAKE THE BLUE CIRCUIT ALL THE WAY TOWN JEFFERSON STREET AND BACK AGAIN. AND IT RUNS EVERY 15 TO 30 MINUTES ALL DAY LONG FROM 5 OR 6:00 A.M. TO 11:00 P.M., IT’S VERY CONVENIENT. AGAIN IT’S FREE. OF COURSE YOU CAN USE THIS SERVICE TO CONNECT TO ANY OF OUR OWN OTHER SERVICES. THEY ALL CONNECT OVER TO MUSIC CITY CENTRAL OR THE RAIL STATION. SO IF YOU’RE USING RAIL OR COMMUTER SERVICE TO GET IN AND OUT. IT GIVES YOU ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY BESIDES THE CAR TO BE ABLE TO GO AROUND THE CITY. I DO RECOMMEND, MUCHES I LOVE OUR MAPS, I USUALLY CARRY THEM WITH ME. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT FOLKS GO ON LINE, AND THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED A TRANSIT APP. LITERALLY CALLED THE TRANSIT APP. ITS NOT OUR TRANSIT APP, IT’S 1 THAT’S USED IN A LOT OF CITIES, IT IS ACTUALLY USEFUL IF YOU GO TO SOME OF THE OTHER MAJOR MUNICIPALITIES THAT HAVE TRANSIT. ACCIDENT AND AND YOU CAN USE IT TO GO ANYWHERE YOU WANT, AND WHAT THE BEST SOLUTION IS FOR YOU. AND WHETHER OR NOT TRANSIT THE BEST FOR YOU, OR TO WALK OR BIKE. WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT HOW TO USE THE CIRCUIT, PLEASE ALSO USE THE TRANSIT APP. GO ON TO LET’S MOVE NASHVILLE APP, THAT’S TALKING ABOUT HOW TO EXTEND IT, EVEN THOUGH 6 TO’S LEARN IS GREAT, WOULDN’T IT BE BETTER TO GET TO 1:15 A.M., OR FURTHER SO THAT THOSE WORKING AT THE FACILITIES OR GOING TO THE GAMES CAN GET BACK HOME AS WELL. IT’S ANOTHER WAY TO CONNECT AND EXPAND THE REPORT. THAT IS MY REPORT. I CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.>>[ INAUDIBLE ] >>WE DO HAVE A CODE OF CONDUCT. .>>I WANT TO SAY THAT I’M A FREQUENT RYDER OF THE CIRCUIT. FOR THOSE WHO DON’T RIDE IT, IT’S REALLY LOT OF FUN. I’VE RECENTLY GONE DOWN JEFFERSON STREET, AND IT IS SUCH AN ENHANCEMENT, THE SERVICE. IT’S FANTASTIC. SO GO DOWN JEFFERSON STREET, AND YOU TURN BY THE SOUNDS STADIUM. AS YOU CAN SEE THE ROUTE, AND THEN IT ALSO — THE GREEN CIRCUIT GOES TO THE GULCH.>>THE GREEN CIRCUIT GOES TO THE GULCH. IT WILL GET YOU AROUND DOWNTOWN, TO JEFFERSON STREET. AND AND IF YOU NEED TO CONNECT TO ANOTHER SERVICE, IT’S $1.70. IF YOU HAVE TO TRANSFER FREE. IT’S VERY ECONOMIC AMOUNT TO USE THE SERVICE.>>THANK YOU FOR COMING.>>THANK YOU, IT’S MAY PLEASURE.>>MARY IS A CFO, WITH INGRAM INDUSTRIES, SHE HAS SERVED AS THE LEAD FOR THE MILLIONS M>L>S>STADIUM PLAN, HOPEFULLY YOU WILL GIVE US AN UPDATE, AND WE’LL SEE WHAT’S NEXT >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH MADAM CHAIR, AND THE BOARD TO GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY SO WE CAN PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON OUR BID. I’M SURE THAT EVERYBODY SAW THE NEWS AFTER LAST TUESDAY’S. YOU WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE CURRENT M.L.S. TIME LINE IS WHAT WE SHARED BEFORE THAT THEY’VE GOT A MID DECEMBER DECISION, AND THEY’RE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WOULD MAKE THEIR ANNOUNCEMENT LIKELY AROUND DECEMBER 19THTH OR 20, AND AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE. IF WE ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE AWARDED A FRANCHISE. AS THIS BOARD KNOWS, AND MANY OTHERS, THERE ARE MANY ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BEGIN TO TAKE PLACE IN 2018 THAT RANGED FROM EXECUTING ALL OF THE NECESSARY AGREEMENTS WITH THE NECESSARY BODIES SUCH AS LEASE AGREEMENTS, DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS, THE DETAILED DESIGN PROCESS FOR THE STADIUM COORDINATING WITH HOW THAT WORKS WITH THE FAIRGROUNDS PROCESS. THE COMMUNITY BASED INPUT PROCESS THAT WE DESCRIBED RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT AS WELLAS ALL OF THE APPROVE AS THAT THAT NEEDS TO GO THROUGH WITH OUR COUNCIL HERE. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE WE’LL BE VERY BUSY AND A LOT OF FOLKS REACHING OUT AND TALKING TO PEOPLE. AS KIND OF A REMINDER THE HIGH LEVEL TIME LINE THAT WE’VE SHARED BEFOR FROM THE TEAM KIND OF PERSPECTIVE IS STILL LOOKING AT STADIUM CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING SOMETIME IN 2019. IF WE’RE AWARDED A FRANCHISE IN DECEMBER THIS YEAR, THE TEAM WOULD PLAY IN 2020 AND TARGETING A STADIUM OPENING IN 2021. SO WHILE I DON’T HAVE ANY NEW SIGNIFICANT NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU, IT’S KIND OF A REAFFIRMATION THAT THIS APPEARS TOOK THE TIME LINE WE’RE ON RIGHT NOW. AND IF ANYTHING CHANGES WE WILL BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE ANY UPDATES. WITH THAT, IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO TRY TO ENTERTAIN THEM.>>COULD YOU REFRESH MY MEMORY AGAIN, THE OTHER CITIES THAT ARE IN THE RUNNING FOR A POSSIBLE TEAM?>>ABSOLUTELY. AS THE COMMISSIONER HAS STATED AND SOME OF THIS GOES BACK TO THE SUMMER TIME THAT NASHVILLE, CINCINNATI, SACRAMENTO AND DETROIT ARE THE 4 TEAMS THAT THEY APPEAR TO BE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW.>>THANK YOU.>>YOU’RE WELCOME.>>WHEN DID YOU SAY THE STADIUM WOULD BE COMPLETED?>>WE’RE TARGETING FOR THE START OF THE 2021 SEASON. AND AS A REMINDER, THE M.L.S. SEASON RUNS FROM MARCH THROUGH OCTOBER. ABOUT A TOTAL OF ABOUT 17 HOME GAMES, AND THEN USUALLY DURING THE SUMMER TIME FRAME MANY OF THESE PLAYERS ARE PLAYING WITH NATIONAL TEAMS AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION.>>WOULD THE TEAM BE PLAYING IN 2020, AND IF SO, WHERE?>>THE TEAM WOULD BE PLAYING IN 2020. [ INAUDIBLE ].>>WHAT MIGHT MAKE SENSE, AND YOU CAN IMAGINE THERE ARE SOME LIKELY CANDIDATES. SO I’M SURE WE WOULD BE BACK TALKING TO THIS GROUP AGAIN.>>I’D LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND WE GREATLY APPRECIATE THIS BOARD’S SUPPORT. BACK IN OCTOBER AND TAKING ALL THE TIME FOR THESE ADDITIONAL SPECIAL MEETINGS THAT WE HAVE. WE APPRECIATE IT.>>AT THIS TIME WE HAVE OUR FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT. WE JUST HAD A FINANCE MEETING JUST BEFORE THIS, THAT’S WHY WE’RE A COUPLE OF MINUTES. AT THIS TIME, I’LL TURN IT OVER TO CHAIR WOMAN.>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR. WE HAD A LENGTHY MEETING, AND LOTS OF PARTICIPATION, AND 8 BOARD MEMBERS THERE. SO I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE ABLE TOLD ATTEND THE MEETING. WE HAVE 1 ACTION ITEM THAT WILL WE WANT TO TAKE UP FIRST AND THEN I WANT TO REPORT ON SOME OTHER ITEMS OF THE COMMITTEE. THE ACTION ITEM A CONSIDERATION OF THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT REIMBURSABLE CAP FIELD COVER. IF YOU WOULD LOOK AT TAB 3 IN YOUR NOTEBOOK, YOU WILL SEE SOME CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE TITANS’S AND TO I REGARDING THE TITANS’S ASSURANCES, REGARDING WHAT THIS INFLATABLE FIELD COVER IT IS, AND ITS DURABILITY, AND HOW LONG WE ARE ABLE TO COUNT ON THIS FIELD COVER BEING IN USE. YOU WILL SEE THEN, THE NOVEMBER 10, 2017 LETTER FROM MONICA THAT WE REVIEWED, WHICH REAL WILL I REALLYING INCORPORATES THE STAFF’S RECOMMENDATION, THAT IT BE DONE ACCORDING TO THAT LETTER.>>WE TOOK QUITE A BIT OF TIME LOOKING AT THIS INFLATABLE FIELD COVER’S HEATING SYSTEMS. THE ALTERNATIVES THAT WERE RECOMMENDED AND THE FACILITY ASSESSMENT REPORT THAT WOULD BE 3 TIMES THE COST OF THIS INFLATABLE FIELD COVER, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THE REQUEST AMOUNT IS $40,479,180.49. THERE HAVE BEEN MEETINGS BETWEEN THE TITANS REPRESENTATIVES, AND BOB MACKEY, MARGARET DARBY, AND OUR STAFF OF COURSE LOOKING TO SEE WHETHER THIS INFLATABLE FIELD COVER IS SOMETHING THAT THEY COULD RECOMMEND FOR US TO APPROVE. IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STADIUM REMAINS IN A FIRST CLASS CONDITION, AS REQUIRED UNDER THE LEASE, OUR LEGAL COUNSEL AND OUR STAFF RECOMMEND THAT WE APPROVE THIS INFLATABLE FIELD COVER. AND WE AS FINANCE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED A RECOMMENDATION TO THIS BOARD THAT WE APPROVE THIS REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST TO THE TITANS. SO WITH THAT MOTION, I MAKE THAT MOTION TO THE BOARD THAT WE APPROVE THAT REQUEST. SECOND.>>WE HAVE A MOTION, AND A SECOND, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? WILL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? MOTION CARRIES, IT’S APPROVED.>>I’D LIKE TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT ELSE HAPPENED AT THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING IF THAT’S ALL RIGHT MADAM CHAIR. WE TOOK A LOOK AT THE FINANCIALS, AND CAP EXPENSES UPDATE. WE WERE PARTICULARLY IMPRESSED WITH THE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE VIDEO REQUEST WILL BE COMING OUR WAY DOWN THE PIKE, THAT THE TITANS ARE GOING TO MAKE, AND WE HAD AN EXCELLENT PRESENTATION BY FLOYD HYDE, THEIR HOMELAND SECURITY EXPERT WHO WENT THROUGH A HANDOUT WHICH I’M SURE WILL BE SENT THROUGH THE WHOLE BOARD WHO WENT THROUGH A $1.8 MILLION VIDEO SYSTEM, AND OUR CURRENT SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE, AND WHY IT’S NECESSARY, AND A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE THIS VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM IN PLACE. SO I JUST WANT TO COMMEND TO YOU TO LOOK AT THIS REPORT. WE SPENT ABOUT 20 MINUTES LOOKING AT THIS, AND I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE WORTH WHILE FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE BOARD TO LOOK AT IT. THAT REQUEST WILL BE COMING OUR WAY SOMETIME IN FUTURE. WE ALSO, AS FAR AS THE BRIDGESTONE ARENA. WE APPROVED A PROCESS FOR APPROVING THE BRIDGESTONE ARENA CAPITAL PROJECTS. AND THERE IS AN EXCELLENT CHART WHICH I COMMENT TO YOU, WHICH IS UNDER TAB 6. THIS WAS A FINANCE COMMITEE MATTER AND APPROVAL IS NOT UP FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE BOARD TODAY, AND THIS IS THE PROCESS THAT WE APPROVED AND YOU CAN SEE BEGINNING DECEMBER 1ST, MANAGEMENT, BRIDGESTONE ARENA WILL SUBMIT TO US PROPOSED PROJECTS, OF IN THE JANUARY SPORTS AUTHORITY FINANCE COMMITTEE BEFORE THAT TIME THE STAFF WILL MEET WITH THE PREDATORS TO DETERMINE WHAT IS AN IS CIP, PROJECT, AND WHAT MIGHT BE ANOTHER CAPITAL PROJECT, AND THE METRO PLANNING COMMITTEE.>>THEN UP ALLESEE THE VARIOUS TIME LINES SO THAT IN APRIL AT THE SPORTS AUTHORITY MEETING WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT THE LIST OF CIP, PROJECTS THAT WOULD BE SUBMITTED FROM THE SPORTS AUTHORITY. AND YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE A COUPLE OF NOTES THERE. WE TALKED ABOUT THE FLEXIBILITY OF THIS PROCESS IN CASE DURING THAT 6 MONTH PERIOD ON OR AFTER YARDS SOMETHING COMES UP THAT WE MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL BE FLEXIBLE BUT WE HAVE WHAT WE CONSIDER A VERY GOOD PROCESS, FOR WHEN WE GET NOTICE OF THE PROCESS, AND ALLOW THE STAFF AND FINANCE TO VET THESE PROJECTS SO BY THE TIME WE GET IT WE HAVE STAFF HE AND FINANCE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO WHAT THE BOARD SHOULD DO. ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROCESS, THE CHART? WE ALSO WENT OVER THE BRIDGESTONE FINANCIALS AND THE UPCOMING INCOME STATEMENT AND REPORT, AND UPCOMING EVENTS, AND HOW FREQUENT THE ARENA IS BEING USED AND HOW THAT AFFECTS THE FINANCIALS. FINALLY WE HAD A FACILITY ASSESSMENT UPDATE FROM LARRY AND A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE REPORT THAT IS I YOUR PACKET, AN UPDATE AS TO WHAT ESPECIALLY WE’RE GOING TO CALL DUDLEY OUR FACILITY ASSESSMENT EXPERT HE’S DOING A TERRIFIC JOB OF KEEPING HIS EYE ON THE EXPENDITURES, AND NOT ONLY THE CURRENT EXPENDITURES, BUT THE FACILITIES ASSESSMENT, AND AND THE AMOUNT THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, AND WHAT IS METRO’S DOING. WE GOT A GOOD UPDATE ON THAT. IT WAS A GREAT MEETING. I JUST YOU WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO COMES IN ADDITION TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE. I REALLY THIS I THAT IT ENHANCES THEIR MEETINGS. AND IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS FROM ANYBODY WHO ATTENDED THE MEETING, ANYBODY, THAT COMPLETES THE FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT.>>THANK YOU, MARGARET. 1 OTHER — UNDER TAB 7 IN OUR REPORT OR IN OUR BINDERS, THERES A NISSAN STADIUM PROJECT MANAGEMENT UPDATE. IT’S SORT OF INCLUDED IN THE PACKET MATERIALS FROM PEER JUST MEETINGS, BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT IF YOU WEREN’T ON THE FINANCE COMMITTEE YOU STILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AN UPDATE FROM LARRY’S GROUP, AND IT’S IMPRESSIVE. MOVING ON FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, AT THIS TIME, WE HAVE OUR PORTION OF THE AGENDA FOR FACILITY QUESTIONS, AS YOU KNOW EACH MONTH, WE GIVE TIME TO THE BOARD TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS FOR OTHER FACILITIES THAT AREN’T BEING HIGHLIGHTED TODAY. SO IF THERE ARE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR BRIDGESTONE ARENA, FORD ICE CENTER OR ANY OF THE FOLKS FROM FIRST TENNESSEE PARK, I KNOW THAT THEY’RE HERE AS WELL.>>I DON’T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. BUT IN LOOKING AT THE PREDATORS REPORT, I THINK THAT WE WOULD BE REMISS NOT TO MENTION THAT THE PREDATORS, I THINK SINCE OUR LAST MEETING, WERE NAMED THE BEST FRANCHISE AMONG ALL PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS, IF I’M NOT MISTAKEN. CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT.>>[APPLAUSE].>>IT’S HARD TO BEAT THAT.>>AND IF THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS, WE WILL MOVE ON, AND HEAR FROM OUR FOLKS AT THE TENNESSEE TITANS AND NISSAN STADIUM. MR. UNDERWOOD.>>GOOD MORNING MADAM CHAIR PERSON, AND MEMBERS,S WELCOME, INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE SEATED BEHIND ME. TO OUR PRIDE AND JOY, NISSAN STADIUM, WE’RE SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE, AND BACK WITH US AGAIN FOR YET ANOTHER SPORTS AUTHORITY MEETING. I DID WANT TO MENTION 1 THING BEFORE WE WENT ANY FURTHER. WE HAVE MUCH OF OUR SENIOR STAFFS HERE AND OTHER OF OUR COLLEAGUES WILL TALK ABOUT THE SAFETY AND THE. BUT THE GENTLEMEN WHO MADE PART OF OUR PRESENTATION IN >>FROM OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, FLOYD HYDE, WE’RE INDEBTED TO FLOYD, HE’S BEEN WORKING FOR US FOR A LITTLE OVER AN AREA. HE HAS DONE A SPECTACULAR JOB IMPROVING OUR SAFETY HERE. IT WAS ALSO MENTIONED BY FLOYD DURING HIS PRESENTATION THAT WE THE OUR NFL SECURITY AUDIT THIS PAST WEEK, AND HAD A VERY EXCITING GAME HERE ON SUNDAY. BUT I HAVE MADE THIS COMMENT BEFORE AND MAKE IT AGAIN NOW. THE GAME IS IMPORTANT, AND THE AUDIT WAS IMPORTANT. BUT THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO US IS THE SAFETY AND THE SECURITY OF ALL OF THE SECTION 5,000 PEOPLE WHO WERE IN THIS BUILDING FOR 1 OF OUR EVENTS. SO JUST A TIP OF THE HAT TO FLOYD TO LET HIM KNOW THAT WE APPRECIATE WHAT HE’S DONE FOR US. WE’VE LOOKED HIGH AND LOW FOR HIM. HE HAS 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A METROPOLITAN POLICE OFFICER AND 40 YEARS WITH THE TENNESSEE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD. SO WE WOULD NOT HAVE ANYONE BETTER, SO THAT’S WHY WE HIRED HIM TO DO THAT WORK FOR US, AND WE ARE GRATEFUL. I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE THIS MORNING OF INTRODUCING OUR FIRST PRESENTER, MY COLLEAGUE DAVE MCGINNIS. DAVE’S 1 OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE. WE HAVE SOME THINGS UNTIL COMMON, SOME THINGS THAT DAVE AND I MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT. BOTH OF US ARE AT THE SAME ABLE, AND /KPWRAOU UP IN THE SAME PART OF THE WORLD, AND GOT OUR COLLEGE EDUCATION IN TEXAS, HE GOT HIS AT TEXAS CHRISTIAN, AND MY MINE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. BOTH OF US ARE GRAY BEARDS. DON’T WANT TO HOLD THAT AGAINST US. AND BOTH OF US HAVE SPENT A CAREER INFEC FOOTBALL, AN AS A HEAD COACH, AND AS A NFL COORDINATOR AND ASSISTANT COACH. THE HE ALSO WORKED IN THE COACHING RANKS IN COLLEGE. 1 OTHER THING THAT HE HAS IN COMMON WITH ME, BOTH OF US CAME OUT OF RETIREMENT TO TRY TO HELP THE TENNESSEE TITANS, AND DAVE IS DOING A SPECTACULAR JOB FOR US IN OUR RADIO BROADCAST AS OUR COLOR ANALYST. WE COULDN’T THINK OF ANYONE BETTER TO MAKE A PRESENTATION TO YOU ABOUT WHERE WE ARE IN THE SEASON TO WORK ON IN RADIO, IN LIFE RADIO, TO DO NFL GAMES. YOU HAVE T YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME QUALIFICATIONS. YOU HAVE TO BE QUICK ON YOUR FEET AND YOU NEED TO TALK ABOUT WHAT JUST HAPPENED, TO DO THAT YOU HAVE TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT OUR GAME. DAVE HAS BOTH OF THOSE DOWN T DAVE HAS 1 OTHER THING GOING FOR HIM. WHICH IS, AND YOU NEED THIS ON RADIO, HE IS IMMENSELY ENTERTAINING TO LISTEN TO. AND YOU ALL ARE FIXING TO GET A LITTLE SAMPLE OF THAT. MY FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE, DAVEMON DAVEM DAVE MCGINNIS.>>STEVE, THAT IS THE NICEST THING THAT YOU’VE EVER SAID ABOUT ME. FOR A GUY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, FROM A HORN FROG, THAT SAYS SOMETHING. IT’S AN HONOR TO BE HERE. AND AS STEVE SAYS, FOOTBALL, I’VE BEEN IN FOOTBALL ALL MY LIFE. I GREW UP IN A REAL SMALL TOWN IN WEST TEXAS, 10,000 PEOPLE. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. I WAS THE QUINTESSENTIAL FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHT KID. I WENT TO TCU, ON A 4-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP. WHEN MY MOTHER AND I GREW UP IN A SINGLE PARENT HOME, AND MY MOTHER AND I SIGNED THAT SCHOLARSHIP AT OUR KITCHEN TABLE, AND OF COURSE, I’M AIT TEEN YEAR-OLD KID, AND THEY SAID MS. MCGINNIS THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS GUIDE WITH DAVID, 4 YEARS, FULL RIDE, EVERYTHING PAID FOR. WELL, THEY LIED TO ME, BECAUSE I’VE BEEN ON A 40 YEAR FULL SCHOLARSHIP. I’VE BEEN ON FULL SCHOLARSHIP FOR 40 YEARS. THIS HAS PROVIDED ME EVERYTHING. I’VE BEEN IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR 32 YEARS. I’VE HAD A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL LIFE EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. I SPENT 10 YEARS WITH MIKE DICTA, OF THE CHICAGO BEARS, AND IT WOULD TAKE ME 5 MINUTES TO TELL YOU THE STORIES. AND I SPENT 8 YEARS HERE, AND I WILL GET BACK TO THAT IS AT THE ASSISTANT LINEBACKER COACH FOR JEFF FISHER AND I GOT TO KNOW ALL OF THESE PEOPLE HERE, ROBBERY TINA, BURKE, STEVE. IT WAS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE. I’VE INTERVIEWED FOR 3 HEAD JOBS IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. I GOT THEM I WAS THE HEAD COACH OF THE ARIZONA CARDINALS FOR 6 YEARS, AND HEAD COACH, AND FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS. IT’S ALL TRUE. I JUST MOVED WITH THE RAMS, WE MOVED THAT FRANCHISE CLEAR ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM ST. LOUIS TO LA, WE MOVED A WHOLE ORGANIZATION 3 TIMES IN 7 MONTHS. WE DIDN’T WIN ENOUGH GAMES LAST YEAR, WHICH IS — WHICH HAPPENS IN THIS LEAGUE. I WAS STILL UNDER CONTRACT, AND SO THEY SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT COACH, YOU CAN TAKE THE YEAR OFF. I SAID THAT’S FINE. I’LL TAKE THE YEAR OFF, I’LL SIT O’MA ON MALIBU, BEACH AND WASN’T GOING TO DO SOMETHING, AND THEN I GET A CALL FROM STEWART SPEARS, AND HE PROPOSED TO COME BACK AND DO THE COLOR ANALYST. THERE IS ONLY 1 THING THAT WOULD GET ME AWAY FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND MALIP, PORK BEACH, AND THAT’S NASHVILLE TENNESSEE, AND THE CUMBERLAND RIVER,S I GOT A NEW PICKUP TRUCK, WENT TO PRACTICE, PLANE, AND CALLED THE NEW YORK- JETS GAME SATURDAY, AND HERE I AM TALKING TO THIS DISTINGUISHED GROUP. ISN’T IT’S AMERICA GROUP. THE REASON THAT THAN I WANTED ON COME BACK HERE, THE 8 YEARS THAT I SAID THAT I SPENT HERE WAS THE BEST 8 YEARS IN MY NFL CAREER BECAUSE THIS PLACE IS SPECIAL. WHEN WE WERE HERE, EVERY TIME I COME NOON THIS STADIUM I REALLY, BECAUSE MY EXPERIENCES HERE IN THIS STADIUM, AND THIS CITY WERE OUTSTANDING. I’VE GOT A PRETTY GOOD GROUP THAT’S FOLLOWING ME FOR 32 YEARS SINCE I HAVE A HE BEEN IN THIS LEAGUE. THEY SAID THAT THE EXPERIENCE OF COMING TO NASHVILLE TO THIS STADIUM, AND BELIEVE ME I’VE COACHED ALL OVER THE COUNTRI, I’VE COACHED GAMES IN BERLIN, AND IN SWEDEN, IN LONDON. I HAD PEOPLE FOLLOWING ME. THE BEST PLACE THEY LIKED TO COME WAS RIGHT HERE. THIS PLACE IS UNIQUE. IT REALLY IS. IT’S A UNIQUE PLACE, AND I WOULDN’T HAVE COME BACK, BECAUSE I’M IN A GREAT PLACE IN MY LIFE. BECAUSE HERE’S WHAT I HAVE TO DO, NOTHING. I REALLY DON’T. I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT TO DO, AND THIS IS REALLY WHAT I WANTED TO DO. THIS ORGANIZATION. I’LL JUST GIVE YOU A LITTLE VIEW OF THIS ORGANIZATION, AND THIS CITY FROM THE OUTSIDE FROM PEOPLE THAT DON’T KNOW. NOW, STEVE SAID- HE AND I COME FROM TEXAS, I’VE LIVED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD. WHEN I CAME BACK HERE, I WAS HAPPY TO GET BACK TO WHERE THEY SAY Y’ALL AGAIN, AND FEEL THE WARMTH OF WHAT IT IS IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY. SO ON THE OUTSIDE THIS ORGANIZATION, THE TENNESSEE TITANS ARE LOOKED AT AS AN UPCOMING AND LIGHT. THIS IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING SPECIAL. I KNOW ALL OF THOSE COACHES ON THIS STAFF. FOR 32 YEARS, THIS IS A VERY WELL RESPECTED STAFF H JOHN ROBINSON, MIKE THAT MALARKEY, TERRY, THAT’S IMPRESSIVE. THIS GROUP THAT RUNS IT IS EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE. THAT HAS TO HAPPEN. I KNOW WHAT’S GOOD AND BAD IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. I’VE LIVED IT FOR 32 YEARS. THIS IS SO IMPRESSIVE HERE. THEY WANT- THE TITANS WON 8 OUT OF 9 GAMES IN THIS STADIUM, WON 4 IN A ROW. I GET SO EXCITED WHEN I COME IN HERE. Y’ALL CAN TELL YOU REALLY LIKE FOOTBALL, AND I GET SO EXCITED WHEN I GET IN THAT BOOTH TO CALL A TENNESSEE TITANS GAME BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I AM REPRESENTING AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS IN THE TOP STORY IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. AND WHEN I MET THEM, AS I SAID I’VE WORKED FOR GOOD OWNERS, I’VE WORKED FOR OWNERS, OKAY. I WAS SO IMPRESSED. I JUST SPENT A SATURDAY NIGHT WITH 80 FORMER TITANS WITH AN EVENT, AND IT WAS 1 OF MOST /TPWRATFYING THINGS EVER. THE ONLY OTHER ORGANIZATION I’VE EVER BEEN WITH THAT HAS THAT KIND OF COME BACK FROM PLAYERS THAT HAVE BEEN THERE WAS AT THE CHICAGO BEARS AND THEY BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR AND 100 YEARS. TO HAVE 80 PLAYERS COME BACK AND THE FEELINGS THAT THEY HAVE FOR THIS ORGANIZATION, IT MEANS SOMETHING. IT IS IMPORTANT, AND EVERYBODY IN HERE IS PART OF THAT. THIS IS A SPECIAL PLACE. IT REALLY REALLY IS A SPECIAL PLACE. AND IT’S GOT SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL GOING ON. I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET UP HERE AND TO SAY THAT. BECAUSE I PROMISE YOU, HOW LONG I GOT, STEVE, 5 MINUTES, I CAN TALK A LONG TIME, I CAN TALK A LONG TIME ABOUT SOMETHING THAT I REALLY BELIEVE IN. AND I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, AND I BELIEVE IN THE TENNESSEE TITANS, AND I BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU — COME ON GUYS. I I WASN’T HERE WHEN ALL OF THAT WAS GOING ON WITH BRIDGESTONE DOWN AT THE PREDATORS, FROM A GUY LOOKING THAT’S BEEN IN NASHVILLE BEFORE LOOKING AT THAT, WOW. AND WHAT’S GOING ON HERE WITH THE TITANS RIGHT NOW IS WOW. AND WHAT- AND AGAIN, I HAVE AFTER HE BEEN IN A LOT OF MEETINGS, NORMALLY WHEN I’M IN A STADIUM, I’M SITTING HERE TALKING TO A TEAM AND GETTING SOMEBODY READY TO GO AND TRYING TO MOTIVATE THEM. THIS GROUP NEEDS NO MOTIVATION, IT PROVIDES A MOTIVATION FOREWHAT’S GOING ON. AND IT’S REALLY AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO BE HERE. I CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING, AND I CAN PROMISE THAT I CAN MAKE YOU BELIEVE THAT I KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. GUARANTEE YOU.>>SO HAVE YOU BEEN A COLOR ANALYST BEFORE?>>NEVER IN MAY LIFE.>>I WANT TO TELL YOU I LISTENED TO YOU FOR ABOUT 2 AND A HALF HOURS BACK FROM EAST TENNESSEE I SUNDAY. I THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE TERRIFIC.>>MARGRELEVANT, LET ME TELL YOU ARET, LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING.>>THAT MAKES ME FEEL SOLE GOOD. GUESS WHAT I’M GOING TO DO WHEN I ABOUT AT THE TIME OUT OF HERE. I’M GOING TO CALL MY MOTHER P TELL HER. I TOLD HER WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO. AND SHE, LIKE ALL MOTHERS, DAVID, HAVE YOU EVER DONE THAT. NO, MA’AM, I HAVEN’T. DO YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN DO THAT? YES, MA’AM, I THINK I CAN. I WANT TO TELL HER THAT MARGARET SAID I COULD DO IT. I CAN TELL YOU 1 OF THE THINGS THAT I REMEMBERED, 1 OF THE BENGALS PLAYS, THAT WAS LAKE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. I TURNED TO MAY HUSBAND WHO IS THIS, THIS IS GREAT. YOU ARE TALKING TO THE LIST ENTER LIKE THEY HAVE SOME SENSE OF FOOTBALL WHICH I REALLY APPRECIATE. I REMEMBER TOWARDS THE END OF THE GAME, YOU WERE SO COMPLEMENTARY OF THE DEFENSE, PARTICULARLY THE SAFETY IS, AND CORNER BACKS FOR THE KIND OF PLAYS THAT THEY WERE MAKING, AND YOU WERE DESCRIBING IT IN A WAY THAT IF YOU VISUALIZE WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING. I MEAN WHAT I AM I SAY, I THINK THAT YOU ARE ADDING A LOT TO THE GAME.>>I’M SITTING HERE LOOKING AT YOU, I’M THINKING AFTER THIS IS OVER, I’M GOING TO NEED AN AGENT.>>I NOW KNOW WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE.>>I HOPE YOU’RE NOT DISAPPOINTED. THAT IS SO NICE TO HEAR. I’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN OVER 600 NFL GAMES IN MY LIFE.>>YOU CAN TELL.>>AND I GOT THIS OPPORTUNITY TO COME HERE AND TALK ABOUT IT, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU’RE SAYING BECAUSE I’VE ALWAYS RESPECT AS A PLAYER, AS A COACH, AS A HEAD COACH. I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THE FACTS ARE. FANS LOVE THIS GAME. THAT MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD. THAT IS WORTH THE WHOLE TRIP. I’M ABOUT DONE THERE, STEVE. THAT’S SO GOOD. ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANYTHING? THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARK LET FOR THAT. ANYTHING ELSE?>>DAVE, I WANT TO SAY THAT OVER THE YEARS, YOU’VE GOT PLAYERS MOTIVATED, YOU HAVE THIS BOARD MOTIVATED, I’M MOTIVATED. WE’RE GLAD THAT YOU’RE HERE IN NASHVILLE, AND WE WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY WELCOME.>>THANK YOU, CHUCK, THANK YOU SO MUCH. THAT’S VERY NICE. THANK YOU.>>[APPLAUSE].>>NOW, HOW EXCITING WAS THAT, RIGHT? I’M GOING TO INTRODUCE OUR NEXT SPEAKER, I’M JANINE KAUFMAN, I AM THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR THE TITANS, AND WE ARE MOVING FROM EXCITING FOOTBALL, TO EXCITING SAFETY, AND I’M GOING TO INVITE BURT TO COLUMN HERE AND TALK ABOUT THE SAFETY ACT.>>TALKING TO MAY COLLEAGUES, AFTER THE AGENDA, WE ALL AGREED I DREW THE SHORT STRAW. WHILE YOU LEFT DAVE’S PRESENTATION IS MOTIVATED. THIS IS VERY EXCITING TO US, AND WE HOPE BY THE END, YOU WILL SEE IT EXCITING TOO. WHEN I INTERVIEWED WITH THE TITANS 18 MONTHS AGO, STEVE UNDERWOOD 1 OF THE QUEASY THE SAFETY ACT. I HAD NOT. I – ASSUME THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM WHO HAVE NOT HEARD OF THE SAFETY ACCIDENT. WHAT’S RECENTLY HAPPENED WITH THE DESIGNATION AWARD WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THE SAFETY AND THE. AFTER 911 CONGRESS RECOGNIZED THAT THERE WERE PROBABLY COMPANIES OUT THERE THAT WERE INTERESTED IN INNOVATING DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGY THAT WOULD SERVE ANTITERRORISM PURPOSES. BUT FOR LEGAL REASONS THEY MIGHT BE SHY ABOUT DOING THAT, FOR FEAR IF THEIR TECHNOLOGY FAILED THEY WOULD BE INCURRING MASSIVE LIABILITY. THEY CREATED THE SAFETY ACT, THAT ALLOWS THESE TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TO SUBMIT THEIR TECHNOLOGY, AND THE HOMELAND SECURITY WOULD GIVE THEM WAIVERS.>>AND WE’VE GOT INFRASTRUCTURE, PEOPLE THAT TECHNOLOGY, AND IT IS SERVING ANTITERRORISM PURPOSES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AGREED. SO STUMPS STARTED APPLYING FOR SAFETY ACT CERTIFICATION, AND DESIGNATION PROBABLY 6 OR 7 YEARS AGO. SO WHEN I ARRIVED, STEVE ALREADY PREVIEWED THIS, THERE’S NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT TO OUR OWNERSHIP OR TO OUR PRESIDENT THAN ENSURING THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR PATRONS. WE CAN WIN ON THE FIELD, THE HOT DOGS CAN TASTE GREAT NONE OF IT MATTERS IF IT IS NOT A SAFE ENVIRONMENT. THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN TRUE. BUT UNFORTUNATE WILL YOU, THESE DAYS NOT A NEWS CYCLE GOES BY WITHOUT AN EMPHASIS ON THAT BEING IMPORTANT. SO 6 MONTHS BEFORE I STARTED I EMBARKED ON A 2-YEAR JOURNEY TO APPLY FOR A SAFETY ACT DESIGNATION. BY THE TIME THAT I GOT THERE, THE APPLICATION WAS TRULY, PROBABLY WOULD HAVE STOOD UP TO ABOUT MY WAIST, JUST SITTING ON THE GROUND. NOT ONLY WAS IT A LOT OF PAPERWORK AS WE WERE GOING, BUT WE WERE HAVING TO CHANGE SECURITY PROGRAMS TO BOLSTER THINGS. IT WAS A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT FROM OUR OWNERSHIP. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF UPFRONT DOLLARS, ONGOING COST, BUT THEY WERE HAPPY TO DO IT. FLOYD HYDE WAS 1 OF THE KEY HE WILL. S TO MANAGE THE PROGRAM, AND THERE WAS ALSO INSURANCE. WE WOULD HAVE HUNDRED $75 MILLION WORTH OF INSURANCE THAT RELATES TO TERRORISM. WE’VE ENGAGED CONSULTANTS, AT AN ENORMOUS COST. WE’RE THE BEST IN THE WORLD AT CREATING THESE PROGRAMS AND WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY TO VET THE PROGRAM. WE’VE DONE A LOT OF INFRASTRUCTURE THINGS AT OUR OWN COST, SUCH AN INSTALLING NEW BOLHALARDS, AND WE HAVE A SECURITY ROOM THAT FITS WITHIN THE SECURITY BEST PRACTICES, BETTER THAN BEFORE. THE PROCESS HAS BEEN REINVENTED AS WELL. FLOYD HAS — WE HAVE MORE SECURITY DOGS. WE HAVE MONTHLY SECURITY MEETINGS, HE’S OVERHAULED LITTLE MINUTIA SORTS OF THINGS, LIKE THE PROCEDURE FOR RECEIVING MALE DURING THE WEEK IS OVERHAULED TO BE IN LINE WITH THE BEST PRACTICES OF SAFETY AND SECURITY. SO IN SEPTEMBER AFTER A LONG PROCESS, THE THEDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAD DONE SITE VISSITS. WE WERE AWARDED DESIGNATION AS A DESIGNATION — THERE 2 STATUS ITS, DESIGNATION CERTIFICATION, WE WERE AWARDED DESIGNATION STATUS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY SAFETY ACT. WHICH MEANS THAT WE WERE 1 OF THE FIRST OF 8 FOOTBALL STUMPS IN THE COUNTRY TO RECEIVE THE DESIGNATION THERE ARE 2 OTHER ARENA OR BASEBALL TYPE STUMPS THAT HAVE IT. IT’S KIND OF THE TIP OF THE SPEAR TO GET AN AWARD LIKE THIS SO EARLY. OUR $175 MILLION INSURANCE POLICY NOW IS THE CAP OF LIABILITY IF THERE WERE SOME SORT OF TERRORISM EVENT AT NISSAN STADIUM. WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE SPORTS AUTHORITY THEY HAVE WE ADDED THE SPORTS AUTHORITY AND THE METRO GOVERNMENT TO OUR LIST OF INSURED PARTIES. SO THERE WOULD BE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER TO THE SPORTS AUTHORITY OR TO METRO NASHVILLE IF THERE WERE SOME SORT OF TERRORIST EVENT AT NISSAN STADIUM. THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THERE IS NO STADIUM PROBABLY SAFER THAN NISSAN STADIUM, AND BY GETTING THE DESIGNATION, IT WAS THE DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY AGREEING WITH US. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?>>HOW LONG BEFORE YOU’VE REACHED DESIGNATION OF NATION, HOW LONG BEFORE YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AGAIN.>>IT’S A 5-YEAR DESIGNATION. THE DESIGNATION FROM WILL, IT GOES TO NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, YOU RECEIVE JUST ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY FROM ANY SORT OF TERRORIST EVENT. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESIGNATION, AND CERTIFICATION AND WHAT THE DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY HAS TOLD US THAT TO BE CERTIFIED YOU HAVE TO HAVE ATTRACT RECORD TO HAVE RUN YOUR PROGRAM FOR A PERIOD OF YEARS, AND THE IMPROVEMENT THAT WE HAD IN OUR PROGRAM OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS OR SO, THEY WERE IMPRESSED BY IT. WE JUST NEEDED TO PROVE IT OUT FOR A PERIOD OF YEARS AND TO GO BACK FOR CERTIFICATION.P WE IN THAT PERIOD WE WOULD RECEIVE CERTIFICATION THAT WOULD START OVER A NEW TERM.>>THE ONLY REASON I ASKED THE QUESTION IS PEOPLE THAT ARE MAYBE SITTING AT HOME AND WATCHING US ON TV, THEY DON’T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO DO, AT LEAST THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THIS STADIUM IS SAFE, IT’S A SAFE PLACE TO BE, YOU REALLY DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT WHEN YOU COME OUT.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. THAT’S THE REASON WHY WE HIRED FLOYD I BELIEVE. IT IS 1 THING TO COME UP WITH AN APPLICATION THAT THAT’S TALL, THAT SAYS THIS IS WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO. THESE ARE THE INVESTMENTS THAT IS WE MADE. THE REASON THAT WE HIRED FLOYD IS WE WANT SOMEBODY THAT WAKES UP IN THE MORNING, AND THAT’S ALL THAT THEY THINK ABOUT. WHAT THE NEW PRACTICES ARE THAT COME ALONG, SO THAT THEY CAN BE EXECUTING ON THE STRATEGY EVERY DAY. HE IS SO DETAIL ORIENTED. AND IT JUST WASN’T SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DO WITHIN OUR CURRENT PERSONNEL. SO WE HIRED SOMEBODY WE BELIEVE IS PROBABLIES A GOOD AS ANYBODY IN THE WORLD AT PAYING ATTENTION TO EVERY DOOR JAMB, AND JUST EVERY DETAIL OF KEEPING THE STADIUM SECURE DURING THE WEEK AND ON EVENT DAYS.>>SO THIS IS JUST A QUESTION, CURIOSITY. DID I HEAR YOU SAY THAT YOU BOOKING ROOM. DEPARTMENT ->>WE DO HOW OFTEN DO YOU USE IT.>>ON EVENT DAYS, IT’S A MEANS OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NOT HAVING TO TAKE THEM TO WILL A LOCAL STADIUM TO BURKE THEM. THEY CAN DO AT THE LOCAL STATION. STEVE MAY KNOW THIS BETTER THAN I DO. NISSAN STADIUM IS ACTUALLY 1 OF — IF ITS IT’S NOT THE BEST IN THE NFL, IT’S 1 OF THE BEST IN TERMS OF LOW CRIME RATES AT OUR EVENTS. BUT EVEN STILL IT HAPPENS.>>WE ARREST 1 OR 2 PEOPLE A GAME FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION, THERE MAY BE [ INAUDIBLE ]. THOSE ARE CONSISTENTLY [ INAUDIBLE ]. WE JUST DO NOT HAVE A [ INAUDIBLE ].>>THANK YOU, BURKE. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE.>>NEXT, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE TINA, SHE’S OUR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND I THINK THAT YOU HAVE ALL MET TINA BEFORE. SO TINA WELCOME. I’M GOING TO PASS YOU TO RUN THROUGH THIS.>>GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME. I WANTED TO KIND OF HIGHLIGHT SOME OF OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES WE’VE HAD OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS SINCE WE’VE LAST SEEN YOU. WE WILL TALK ABOUT OUR MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS, AND RELIEF. AND THE SUPPORT THAT WE HAVE FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, HE AND THE ALS, COMMUNITY, AND SOME OF OUR GAME DAY DRIVES, AND SHOP WITH THE TITANS, AND OUR UNITTED WAY INVOLVEMENT. IT WAS IMPORTANT TO SHOW APPRECIATION FOR THE MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS. SO WE’VE BEEN FORTUNATE HAVING SUPPORT FROM OUR HEAD COACH AND OWNERSHIP. SO WE’VE HOSTED SEVERAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MILITARY, START BEING OUR TITANS CARE VAN. IT HAS BEEN 1 OF OUR MOST WELL RECEIVED STOCK EVENTS, UP IN FORT CAMPBELL. WE HAVE LINES WELL AROUND THE PX. IT’S EXCITING FOR OUR MILITARY TO MEET OUR PLAYERS, AND IT’S EQUALLY EXCITED FOR OUR PLAYERS AND COACHES TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE WITH THEM. OUR PLAYERS GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TRAIN WITH SOME OF THE MILITARY IN FORT CAMP BELL WHICH IS VERY FUN FOR THEM. AND AND THIS AREA, WE ACTUALLY ALLOWED THE LADIES WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION, AND WIVES AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERS TO GO THROUGH BASIC TRAINING UP IN FORT CAMPBELL. JANINE AND I BOTH PARTICIPATED IN THAT, AND I HAVE LIKE A LITTLE WAR WOUND THAT I WAS PROUD TO SAY THAT I WAS ABLE TO ENGAGE WITH THEM. WE HAVE MANY MEMBERS OF OUR METRO NASHVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE FORGED A VERY GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM. AND SO WE’VE OFFERED TICKETS TO THEM. WE’VE HAD THEM ON COME TO OUR PRACTICE, THEY’VE PART INTERVIEWED WITH MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, AND WE’VE HOSTED ALL OF THEM AT GAMES AS WHEN. AND THEN MOST RECENTLY ON TUESDAY NIGHT WE HELD THE USO, THE UNITTED SERVICES ORGANIZATION. THEY HAVE OPENED CENTERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. IT’S A SUPPORT GROUP THAT PROVIDES SERVICES WHETHER IT’S COUNSELING SERVICES FOR FAMILY, JUST ANY KIND OF SUPPORT THAT THEY CAN OFFER ON. THEY OPENED 1 IN FORT CAMPBELL, AND WE WENT UP THERE WITH OUR ROOKIES, AND OTHER SERVICE MEMBERS THERE. THESE ARE PICTURES OF WAYS THAT WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS COMMUNITY. THE FIRST PICTURE HIGHLIGHTS OUR HEAD COACH UP AT FORT CAMPBELL. WE’RE HONORED TO BE ABLE TO HOST THE FAMILY OF OFFICERPHRASE YES, SIR WHO WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. WE HOSTED HE AND HIS FAMILY. IT WAS KIND OF OUR WAY OF SHOWING SUPPORT TO THE MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDER FAMILIES. HURRICANE EFFORTS WERE HUGE WITH US, WE WERE ABLE TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, IN SHOWING SUPPORT FOR THE HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS. OUR CONTROLLING OWNER, AMY ADAMS, DONATED $1 MILLION TO HURRICANE RELIEF, AND THE FOUNDATION DONATEDAL ADDITIONAL 125,000 TO AMERICAN RED CROSS, AND THEIR EFFORTS. WE HAD A BLAST ANSWERING PHONES WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, AND MANY OF OUR PLAYERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE, THEIR FAMILIES WERE ABLE TO TO THINGS PERSONALLY. AND TAYLOR, HOLED A BENEFIT WHICH RAISED OVER $80,000.>>SO THERE ARE JUST SOME PICTURES HIGHLIGHTING THOSE. AND THEN IN OUR SUPPORT WITH THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, 1 OF THE THINGS THAT WE STARTED THIS CLEAR WAS THE 5 FOR 5 DRIVE. IT WAS OUR FIRST YEAR TOGETHER IT, AND IT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL IN SUPPORT OF THE HOPE LODGE WHICH HELPS FAMILIES OF CANCER SURVIVORS, WHETHER IT’S LADIES WHO NEED ADDITIONAL CARE AND DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE THE SUPPORT AT HOME, OR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO NEED COUNSELING TO HELP THE LOVED ONES WHO ARE DEALING WITH THOSE ILLNESSES, SO WE WERE ABLE TO HOST THAT. AND WE RECEIVED GREAT RESPONSE FROM THAT ON OUR CRUCIAL CATCH DAY. WE’VE BEEN SUPPORTIVE OVER THE YEARS WITH THE ALS, COMMUNITY, IS WITH THEIR FAMILIES, AT THE TITANS TRAINING CAMP, AND AT THE GAME. WITH SUPPORT OF OUR TIM SHAW, WAS ABLE TO MAKE A $100,000 CONTRIBUTION, AND HERE’S JACKSON CONGRATING HER, AS A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR, WE WERE GLAD TO HAVE HIM THERE CELEBRATE BEING HER AS WELL. HIGHLIGHTING GAME DAY DRIVE SOMETHING THAT WE’VE DONE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. THIS LATERALS WEEK, WE COLLECTED COATS. WE INVITED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM LIVE TO GIVE, AND WE HAVE THEM COME IN AND SORT THE COATS AND ALL OF THE COATS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO VARIOUS CHARITIES THROUGHOUT MIDDLE /TEPBLZ, TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS AND HOMELESS SHELTERS AS WELL. SOMETHING THAT WE DID NEW THIS YEAR. WE ALLOWED PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE WITH OUR PARTNER ACADEMY, SPORTS AND OUTDOORS, TO HOST BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVES. SO EACH PLAYER WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY A GROUP THAT THEY WORK WITH IN THE COMMUNITY AND BRING 40 OF THOSE STUDENTS IN, AND SHOP WITH THEM GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. SO WE HOSTED A TOTAL OF 5 DRIVES, JARRELL CASEY, BEN JONES, THEY WERE ALL ABLE TO IDENTIFY GROUPS THAT WERE IMPORTANT TO THEM, AND BRING THOSE LITTLE KIDDOS IN AND BRING THEM SHOPPING TO GET THEM PREPARED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. AND THE OTHER THING THAT I WANTED TO HEY LIGHT OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED WAY. WE HAVE DONE NUMEROUS THINGS WITH THEM. IT IS THE UNITED WAY CARE TO PLAYBOOK. IT WORKS TO HELP STUDENTS IDENTIFY AREAS THAT MAY BE TROUBLING TO THEM, AND GIVE THEM TOOLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL. SOCIAL MEDIA, BULLYING, THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO TEEN YEARS. AND SO THE UN/AOEUFPTED WAY THROUGH THEIR FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS IDENTIFIED STUDENTS WHO WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE ALL OF THE MODULES SUCCESSFULLY, AND 1 OF THE PERKS AND BENEFITS THEY RECEIVED WAS TO COME TO THE TITANS FACILITY. HAVE FUN IN A BUBBLE. THEY WERE ABLE TO ENGAGE IN THE ACTIVITIES WITH OUR ENTIRE ROOKIE CLASS. SOMETIMES WE THINK IT’S A BENEFIT ONLY FOR THE KIDS, AND THE PLAYERS HAVE FUN DOING THOSE THINGS AS WELL. THAT’S ALWAYS WILL FUN.>>THAT CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION, WE DO WANT TO INVITE YOU ON IT AGAIN. WE’VE OUR BRIDGE MINISTRIES THAT WE WORK WITH TO NEEDED HOMELESS, UNDER THE JEFFERSON STREET BRIDGE. WE WILL BE TOGETHER THAT, AND HOSTING THEM ON TUESDAY THE 21. ANY OF YOU WHO WERE INTERESTED IN COMING WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO DO SO. THANK YOU AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I’LL ANSWER THEM AT THIS TIME.>>WE HAVE A BUS HERE GOING TO THE BRIDGE?>>WE HAVE THE BUS. WE WILL SEND YOU ALL OF THE INFORMATION. WE’LL MEET AT THE FACILITY, WE’LL BUS OVER, AND THEN BUS BACK FROM THE FACILITY AFTERWARDS.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH >>TINA, THANK YOU SO MUCH. 1 OTHER PIECE OF INFORMATION IS EACH OF YOU HAVE THE 2016 COMMUNITY REPORT. IT WAS AT YOUR STATION, AT YOUR SPOT WHEN YOU ARRIVED. IT HIGHLIGHTS AGAIN, JUST KIND OF A SUMMARY OF EVERYTHING THAT THE ORGANIZATION DID DURING THE 2016 YEAR, AND SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALL HAVE THAT, AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU AT THE BRIDGE MINISTRY NEXT WEEK. NEXT UP, BOB FLYNN COME ON UP. BOB FLYNN IS VP, OF FACILITIES, AND GAME DAY OPERATIONS. I THINK THAT WE MET OVER THERE ABOUT 8 O’CLOCK THIS MORNING. FIRST OF ALL, IF YOU HEAR A LOT OF NOISES OUT THERE, ORCHIDS. TODAY WE HAVE A LEARNING LIVE HERE AT THE FACILITY. IT’S ON BOTH SIDE. WE’VE 50 SCHOOLS FROM 10 DIFFERENT ON COUNTIES, AND 1500 KIDS GOING THROUGH, AND GOING THROUGH 8 DIFFERENT STATIONS, LIKE WALTER HOSTED 1, IT WAS A STATION, AND WHAT HIS CAREER PATHWAYS, HE WAS NOT HEAR, AND AND FLOYD’S SELL THEM WHAT HIS CAREER PATH IS. AND THEY HAVE THEIR TICKET OFFICE TALKING BEING WHAT THEY DID, AND SO THAT’S WHY YOU MIGHT HEAR SOME CHANGING. WE DO ABOUT 4 OR 5 OF THAT’S EACH YEAR, AND WE BRING A LOT OF CAN /EUDZ IN HERE, AND SAY IF YOU WANT TO GET INTO SPORTS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SPORTS MANAGER, BUT YOU CAN GO THROUGH THIS WAY. THAT HE WHY YOU HEAR SOME NOISY APOLOGIZE, SO WE WANTED TO CONTINUE HAVING THAT PROGRAM HERE TODAY. SO NISSAN STADIUM HIGHLIGHTS. WE HAVE HAD OUR MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME AGAINST THE COLTS. WE HAD A GOOD GAME THAT DAY. WE WON THAT 1, IT IS THE FIRST 1 OF OUR CURRENT WINNING STREAK; MANY AM I RIGHT? AND THEN WE HAD HOLED THE RAVENS HERE, AND I REMEMBER THAT GAME IT WAS 2 WEEKS AGO, WE WON THAT GAME IT WAS ANOTHER GOOD DAY. WE HAD THE GAME THIS PAST SUNDAY, VERSUS, THE BENGALS, I WAS KIND OF WISHING THAT WE HAD NOT WAITED UNTIL THE VERY END. EVERYBODY LEAVES HAPPY WHEN WE WIN. SO WE’VE HAD THOSE 3 NFL GAMES, AND WE HAD A TSU, GAME THIS WAS THE SECOND 1, A HOME COMING GAME ON THE 14, AND THE UNIQUE THING WAS WE HAD THE TSU, HOMECOMING GAME ON SATURDAY, IS AND THEN THE MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME WAS 48 HOURS LATER. IT WAS A TIGHT TURN AROUND, AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE’VE DONE BEFORE AND IT WORKED OUT NICELY FOR US. IT WAS A FUN WEEKEND FOR US. RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS, KENNY CHESNEY IS COMING HERE AUGUST 11TH, AND WE JUST ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY, THAT TAYLOR SWIFT IS COMING ON AUGUST 25TH. AUGUST 18TH, AUGUST 4TH, I’M STILL WORKING ON AN EVENT, IT’S NOT DONE YET. LET’S JUST FORGET THAT 1, WE WILL HAVE KENNY CHESNEY ON THE 11, AND ATH, AND A FOOTBALL GA THE 17TH, 18, AND TATH, AND TA SWIFT ON THE 25, AND THEN AFTER THAT WE PLAY OUR HOMECOMING /TKPWAEUPBL, AND SO IN THAT 4 OR 5 WEEKS, WE’LL HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING THROUGH.>>THAT IS VERY THAT 4 OR 5 WE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING THROUGH.>>THATWE’LL HAVE A LOT OF PEO COMING THROUGH.>>THAT IS VERY IMPRESSIVE. S I LOVE BOOK IT, AND MY STAFF QUESTIONS WHY THEY DO IT, BUT WE ALWAYS DO IT. WE HAVE ANOTHER CONCERT THAT WILL BE OUT IN OCTOBER. SO IT WAS ANNOUNCED DURING A CONCERT AT THE BRIDGESTONE ARENA. SO THROUGH OWNERSHIP, AND MY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE, THEY SAID GO OUT AND GET PEOPLE, AND JOHN RIB AND SON HAS BEEN GOOD ABOUT SAYING IF IT’S GOOD FOR THE TEAM, IT’S GOOD FOR THE CITY LET’S DO IT HE’S BEEN GOOD ABOUT SAYING, LET’S MAKE IT WORK. WITH THE NFL SEASON, IT’S TIGHT. DURING PRESEASON, HE’S BEEN RECENT I HAVE ABOUT DOING THESE THINGS. AND WHENEVER I COME TO STEVE OR ANYBODY, THEY SAY LET’S LOOK AT IT. IT’S FUN TO DO EVENTS HERE. I WILL DOLLAR BETWEEN 22, 23 EVENTS HERE, WHICH WOULD BE NICE. AND THEN WE’RE ALREADY LOOKING AT ’19. SO SEATS GOOD. NEXT. NISSAN STADIUM ENHANCEMENT. YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT SOME OF THAT’S. THE SOUTH LAWN IS COMPLETED. PAVERS ARE DOWN, IF YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT 1. SO BEFORE THE GAME, THE SOUTH PLAZA, WE HAVE A BAND DOWN THERE, WE HAVE ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT INTERACTIVE FAN GAMES THAT THEY CAN DO, WE HAVE A KID IN THE MIDDLE PLAYING CONNECT 4 OR WHATEVER, WE HAVE THEM OUT THERE, AND ALL OF THESE OTHER PICTURES, THEY LOOK REAL BUT STANDING THERE, YOU GIVE YOURSELF A TEAM PICTURE OR BLOCK A KICK OR WHATEVER. SO IT’S KIND OF NAT. WE OPEN THAT FROM 10 O’CLOCK, TO 12 O’CLOCK, RIGHT BEFORE KICKOFF. AND IT’S BEEN RECEIVED REALLY WELL. SO IT’S BRINGING SOME MORE EXCITEMENT BACK INTO THE STADIUM. NEXT 1, NORTH LAWN, THE SOUTH LAND ZONE WENT WELL. WE DECIDED TO PUT 1 DOWN ON THE NORTH SIDE. WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING ACROSS THE WOODLAND BRIDGE AND IT’S WORKED OUT NICELY. WE’RE JUST TRYING TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE GOING INTO THE GAME. AND PEOPLE LIKE IT. ZIP LINES FOR FANS. THIS IS CROSSING THE SOUTH FAN ZONE, AND IT’S ALWAYS GOVERNMENT A LINE BEFORE THE GAMES. AND IT’S WORKED OUTNIALSLY, AND I THINK THAT 1 TIME, MARK TALKED TO BURKE, AND HE SAID WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY A ZIP LINE, THEY WERE CONCERNED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LIABILITY, BUT IT WORKED OUT GREAT. THESE ARE 2 GROWN ADULTS, BUT THE KIDS LOVE IT ALSO.>>LOT TO RIDE SHARE. THE RIDE SHARE PROGRAM IT’S NOT GOING TO GO AWAY, WE HAVE TO EMBRACE IT. THE POLICE HAVE BEEN GREAT ABOUT IT. WE’VE FOUND A LOCATION, AND IT’S WORKED OUT WELL SO FAR. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE’RE GOING TO USE FOR- WE 90 NOT ALWAYS DO THE MILLER LIGHT RIDE SHARE, BUT THIS IS OUR NEW RIDE SHARE AREA, LOT T, CONCESSIONS WE WENT OVER THE CHANGEOVER, WE HAD 2 GROUPS. THROUGH THIS, WE’VE INVESTED MORE MONEY ON IMPROVING JUST THE LOOK OF THE STANDS, ALSO THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD. I HOPE THAT YOU ALL HAVE BEEN TO SOME GAMES, AND HOPEFULLY YOU’RE SEEING SOME IMPROVEMENTS. WE BELIEVE THERE’S SOME IMPROVEMENTS ON THE FOOD QUALITY HERE, AND THE LINES ARE GETTING SHORTER AND WE THINK THAT THE PRESENTATION IS ALSO A LOT BETTER WE THINK. THIS 1 IS A BRAND NEW 1. WE EXPANDED THE JACK DANIELS BAR. IT WAS OPEN THIS PAST GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT LOOKS GOOD AND IT JUST PROVIDES MORE POINTS OF SERVICE, LESS TIME WAITING IN LINE, SO PEOPLE CAN GET THEIR BEER OR WHATEVER THEY’RE DRINKING AND GO BACK TO THE STANDS AND WATCH THE GAMES. WE THINK THAT IT’S A NICE NEW ADDITION, IT’S SOMETHING THAT OUR OWNERSHIP PAID FOR ON THE 300 LEVEL ON THE SOUTH EAST, AND SOUTH WEST AREAS, WE REFAILED THE OLD CONCESSION STAND LOOK. WANTED TODAY PROVIDE SOME COLOR, AND ALSO MAKE IT LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT. WOULD EVA HE SOLD MORE THERE THIS YEAR, THAN WE DID LAST YEAR. SO IT’S WORKING NICELY.>>THIS 1 IS HEALTHY OPTIONS, WE ROLLED THIS OUT 2 GAMES AGO, THAT’S CALLED 615 MARKET, IT’S ALSOAL GRAB AND GO. IT’S GOT HEALTHY SALADS. YOU DO IN THERE AND GRAB IT, IT’S THERE APPLES, BANANAS, SALADS, SANDWICHES. THERE’S DIFFERENT DRINKS. I GRAB AND GO.>>THIS IS WHERE.>>141, 142, THAT’S THE NORTHWEST CORNER, WE’RE PROBABLY GOING TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER 1 IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER. BUT IT’S WORKOUT NICELY. IT’S A NICE LOOK. YOU GOING IT TO CHECK THAT OUT?>>YES. ON THE CLUB LEVELS WE’VE GOT NEW CARTS, DESERT CARTS WE IT’S JUST US, WHEN YOU’RE IN A CLUB LEVEL, IT’S A HIGHER END TYPE OFFERING AND WE’VE BEEN HAPPY WITH IT, AND I THINK THAT OUR FANS HAVE BEEN HAPPY WITH IT. NORTH PLAZA, IF YOU RECALL NORTH PLAZA, WE JUST HAVE THESE 2 LARGE OVERGROWN AREAS, AND THE POLICE JUST HAVE A — THEY USED TO NOT LIKE IT, BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD THROW STUFF BACK THERE, I THINK THAT WE FOUND SOMEBODY LIVING BACK THERE 1 TIME. FROM A SAFETY STANDPOINT, WE WEREN’T COMFORTABLE WITH IT. HE SAID GO AHEAD AND GET IT FIXED AND I APPRECIATE THAT. SO FLOYD HAD A NEW IDEA, WE REQUED OUR LINES TO GATE 3. IT USED TO GO OUT TO THE SIDEWALK, AND NOW IT’S TO THE SIDE. THERE’S NO PROBLEM WITH THE TRAFFIC, PEDESTRIAN FLOW THERE, AND IT JUST LOOKS A LOT BETTER, IT’S CLEANER, IT LOOKS BETTER, FROM A POLICE STANDPOINT, THEY CAN SEE HAVING A LOT BETTER. SO WE’VE BEEN VERY PLEASED WITH IT. THE NEXT 1, YOU ALL PROBABLY HAVE NOT SEEN THIS, THIS IS OUR NEW NET, I WANT TO CALL IT NET BARRIER, TO GO DOWN TO THE LOADING DOCK. IT REPLACE THE THE OLD 1, WHICH WE WERE HAVING MAJOR ISSUES WITH. AND IT MEETS ALL SAFETY ACT REQUIREMENTS H IT’S A BETTER SYSTEM THAN WHAT WE HAVE. WE HAD MONICA COME OVER THERE, IT WASN’T FIXED THEN. LET’S TRY TO RAISE IT, IT WOULDN’T RAISE. SHE GOES OKAY. I’VE PRETTY MUCH SEEN ENOUGH RIGHT NOW. FOR THE CMA’S, WE JUST USED TODAY PUT A CODE OUT THERE TO JUST STOP. THIS HAS BEEN WORKING GREAT. WE HAVE HAD IT IN SINCE THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER. IT IS A BETTER SYSTEM. IT MEETS OUR SAFETY ACT REQUIREMENTS. IT’S JUST YOU, AND BURKE TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE DIFFERENT THINGS WE’RE DOING, WE HAVE DIFFERENT WAYS FOR DELIVERIES NOW, EVERYTHING HAS TOOK RECORDED COMING IN. TRUCKS YOU RECALL A HE SEEING CAMP CAN’T IN WITH THE DELIVERY. THEY HAVE TO BE SCHEDULED I’M HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, HE AND BAKE EVENT, AND WE ARE TRYING TO BOOK MORE EVENTS IN HERE, AND MAKE THE FACILITY RUN BETTER.>>I JUST WANT TO ADD, I KNOW THAT KIM HAS WEIGHED IN ON HOW GREAT IT IS TO HAVE THESE NEW EVENTS. I WANTED TO ADD ON THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, THAT BOB LACKEY WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW STRONG OUR BOND WERE DOING, THE REVENUE FROM OUR BONDS, AND I THINK THAT NOT ONLY FROM THE GAMES, BUT THE EVENTS ARE CERTAINLY HELPING OUR PAYMENTS BACK ON THE BONDS AND THE TICKET TAX. SO IT’S GREAT FOR THE COMMUNITY TO HAVE THESE EVENTS TOO. AND SO I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.>>JANINE IS COMING BACK UP. THANK YOU SO MUCH S 1 THING THAT I DID WANT TO ADD TO BOB’S PRESENTATION ON THE CONC CONCESSIONS ALL OF THOSE IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN AT OUR NEW CONCESSIONAIRE PORTS, AND MATCHES THE DOLLARS, SO I DID WANT TO REITERATE THAT POINT THAT WE OURSELVES ARE INVESTING BACK INTO THE BUILDING AND REALLY TRYING TO IMPROVE THE EXPERIENCE FOR OUR FANS. WITH THAT I’M GOING TO MOVE TO FINANCIAL, JANINE KAUFMAN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND I’M GOING TO GO- WE AT THE FINANCE COMMITTEE DID A DEEP DIVE ON A LOT OF THAT’S NUMBERS. SO IF I GO TOO FAST, OR ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE STOP ME, AND I’LL BE GLAD TO TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS. THE FIRST IS IS THE TICKET TAX SUMMARY REPORT. AGAIN, IS THE TICKET TAX IS $3 AND THAT IS DIVIDED INTO 2 DIFFERENT FUNDS. THERE’S THE $2 FUND WITH I WENT TO ISSUE BONDS IN 2012. WHICH IMPROVED THE DISTRIBUTED SOUND SYSTEM. THE CONTROL ROOM, THE LED, RIBBON BOARDS, THE NEW SCORE BOARDS, THE ELEVATORS TO THE UPPER DECKS AND SOME OF THE FAN ZONES, AND THERE THEN THERE’S THE $1 TICKET TAX WHICH HAS BEEN EXITED TO BONDS WHICH WERE USED FOR THE SEAT REPLACEMENT AS WELL AS WATERPROOFING AND CONCRETE REPAIR WORK, AS MARGARET MENTIONED BOB LACKEY DID — WAS AT THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING AND BOTH OF THAT’S FUND ARE DOING REALLY WELL. YOU CAN SEE THAT ON THE $2 FUND WE HAVE $992,000 IN THAT FUND, SO WE’RE DOING WELL THERE. THE NEXT SLIDE IS THE $1 TICKET TAX FUND. AGAIN, THAT IS ALSO DOING WELL. WE CURRENTLY HAVE A BALANCE OF ABOUT $2.1 MILLION WITH RESERVES THAT HAVE BEEN SET UP OF 1.9 MILLION, AND $1 MILLION.>>DO I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE TICKET TAX FUNDS? ALL RIGHT. THE NEXT SLIDE IS THE TICKET TAX PAID TO DATE. AND I THINK THAT THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT SLIDE BECAUSE IT DOES SHOW THAT THE USERS OF THE BUILDING ARE HELPING TO REINVEST, AND PAY FOR THE UPGRADES THAT ARE HERE AT NISSAN STADIUM. YOU CAN SEE THAT TO DATE WE HAVE PUT IN OVER $19 MILLION INTO THE COMBINED TICKET TAX FUNDS WHICH ARE OF THE $3 IN TOTAL. SO A GREAT SUCCESS THERE. IT GOES TO THE POINT THAT WE ARE CONTINUING TO HAVE AS MANY OR MORE NONFOOTBALL BOWL EVENTS AS WE DO TITANS EVENTS. SO REALLY REALLY SUCCESSFUL THERE. AND THE NEXT SLIDE IS THE USER FEE RECAP FOR THE TENNESSEE TITANS. AGAIN, WE PAY IT IN IN ESTIMATES OVER 10 INSTALLMENT ALSO, AND THEN AS THE GAMES ARE PLAYED, AND WE ISSUE OUR OFFICIAL OF IF BOX STATEMENTS THEN WE TRUE UP WHAT IS ACTUALLY PAID INTO THE USER FEE FUND. SO YOU CAN SEE THAT REPORT. THIS DOES GO UNDER AUDIT. AND YOU GET AN AUDIT REPORT ON THIS IN MAY HAVE 2018 FOR THE PREVIOUS SEASON.>>DO I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON USER FEE/TICKET TAX? I’M GOING TO MOVE TO THE CAPITAL FUND SUMMARY. WE CURRENTLY HAVE $1.8 MILLION IN THE CAPITAL FUND. WE APPRECIATE THE APPROVAL OF THE FIELD HEATING SYSTEM. AND ONCE THE FIELD HEATING SYSTEM REIMBURSEMENT COMES TO US, THAT WILL LEAVE A BALANCE IN THE ACCOUNT OF ABOUT $1.3 MILLION. WE PLAN TO FOLLOW THE SAME PROCESS AS WE HAVE IN THE YEARS PAST. WE WILL DO A REIMBURSEMENT IN THE DECEMBER, JANUARY TIME FRAME. WE WILL DOLLAR A REQUEST THAT WILL THEN GO BEFORE — WE’LL SIT DOWN WITH METRO, MONICA, MARGARET, BOB LACKEY, WE’LL DO A REQUEST. IT WILL THEN GO BEFORE THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, AND IN THAT JANUARY, FEBRUARY TIME FRAME, AND THEN BEFORE THE FULL BOARD IN THE SPRING OF IS 2018. AND THIS IS JUST A DETAIL OF THE FUND, SINCE INCEPTION. YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE ROLL-INS, AND THE OUTS. 1 THING THAT I DON’T WITH A TO POINT OUT THAT EVENT REVENUE YOU WILL NOTICE DROPPED OUT IN FISCAL YEAR 2016. THAT MONEY WAS THE CONCESSION MONEY FROM THE CMA’S, AND THAT MONEY IS NOW PART OF THAT $1 BONDS THAT WERE ISSUED FOR THE SEAT REPLACEMENT. SO YOU DON’T SEE THAT IN THIS ANY MORE, THE MONEY IS STILL COMING TOGETHER METRO. IT HAS JUST BEEN DESIGNATED IN A DIFFERENT FUND.>>ALL RIGHT. DO I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE CAP X, USER FEE, FUND. NEXT IS OUR UNFILED REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST, AND YOU CAN SEE A RECAP THERE OF THE CHANGE IN THE RECEIVABLES FROM THE LAST MEETING, THOSE ARE SOME INVOICES THAT WE RECEIVED FOR SOME CURRENT PROJECTS. THOSE INVOICES WERE RECEIVED, AND THEIR RECEIVABLES HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE COMPLETED LIST. I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO THE CAP XCOMMUNICATION TOOL, WHICH I THIS IS A SEPARATE HANDOUT. ANDCAP X, COMMUNICATION LIST IS THE CURRENT, ANTICIPATED LIST, AND COMPLETED. AND WE SEND MONTHLY LISTS TO BOB LACKEY AS TO CHANGES IN THIS DOCUMENT, AND I BELIEVE THAT THAT INFORMATION IS THEN PASSED ALONG TO THE FULL BOARD AS TO ANY CHANGES THAT % OCCURRING ORGANIZATION MONTH TO MONTH ON THIS DOCUMENT. 1 ITEM OF NOTE, WHICH MARGARET MENTIONED AS WELL ALT THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING IS WE DID GO INTO A LOT OF DETAIL ON THE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM, AND WE’LL BE SURE TO GET THIS INFORMATION SENT OUT TO THE ENTIRE BOARD. BUT IT IS A VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. IT HAS BEEN ON THE FACILITY ASSESSMENT. IT IS PART OF THE FACILITY ASSESSMENT AND WAS RECOMMENDED IN THE FACILITY ASSESSMENT AS A 2018 PROJECT. THE TOTAL COST OF THAT IS ABOUT $1.8 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM, AND WE ANTICIPATE STARTING WORK ON THAT PROJECT ONCE THE 2017 TITANS SEASON IS COMPLETED. SO WE DID A FULL BID FOR ARE THAT PROJECT. WE HAD 5 PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY BID THE PROJECT, AND HAVE GONE WITH THE MOST ECONOMICAL QUALIFIED VENDOR. AND WITH THAT, DO I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON CAP X, OR ANY OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION?>>NO QUESTIONS FOR JANINE? THANK YOU SO MUCH, THE MATERIALS ARE EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND THANK YOU FOR POINTING OUT THE INVESTMENT THAT THE TEAM HAS MADE. IT LOOKS GREAT IT’S EXCITING GO.>>IT IS EXCITING. I TOLD MONICA, JUST PLEASE GO ON SUNDAY, SO WE CAN GO BEFORE THE SPORTS AUTHORITY WITH A WIN THIS TIME. I THINK THE LAST 3 YEARS, IT HAS BEEN RARE. SO IT WAS EXCITING TO BEHEADING IN 6 IN 3, ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. SO WE ARE REALLY EXCITE THE. BOTH TEAMS ARE WINNING, THE PREDS AND THE TITANS, AND WITH THAT, WE DO HAVE A RECAP VIDEO, A LITTLE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO.>>[ MUSIC PLAYING ]. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ MUSIC PLAYING ]. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ MUSIC PLAYING ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ MUSIC PLAYING ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ MUSIC PLAYING ]. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ MUSIC PLAYING ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [APPLAUSE]. .>>I SAID A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORD, BUT A VIDEO DOES WOULD BEEDERS, SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING TODAY. WE’VE ENJOYED HOSTING THE BOARD HERE’S THE THE NISSAN STADIUM, AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT TIME WE GETTING INTO.>>THANK YOU, JANINE. KEEP WINNING AND THE FACILITY LOOKS AWE MANY SO. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE INVESTMENT THAT YOU GUYS HAVE PUT IN. AND APPRECIATE YOU HOSTING US. NEXT MONTH, WE ARE ANTICIPATING NOT HAVING A MEETING. IF WE CANNOT HAVE A BOARD MEETING WE WILL TO SO.>>ENJOY IT BECAUSE JANUARY IS GOING TO BE PACKED.>>JANUARY WE WILL BE BACK TO OUR THIRD THURSDAY OF THE ONTH FOR 10:30 A.M. START TIME WE KNOW THAT WE’VE SHUFFLED SCHEDULES QUITE A BIT THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. WE HATED TO DO THAT PUT WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE’S TIME AND COMMITMENT TO MAKING THE ACCOMOOH, ACCOMMODATIONS TO DO SO.>>MARGARET I APPRECIATE YOU SAYING THIS IN THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. THERE’S A LOT OF WORK GOING INTO THE BINDERS, AND ALICIA, AND STAFF DO A GREAT JOB.>>[APPLAUSE].>>SO THANK YOU, FOR YOUR HARD WORK. AND ALSO I WANT TO — WE WANT TO CONGRATULATE, CHUCK MERRIWETHER WHO WAS REAPPOINTED TO HIS SECOND TERM LAST WEEK BY THE COUNCIL.>>[APPLAUSE].>>I’D JUST LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH ME THAT NIGHT. I REMEMBER ALL THAT WILL I HAD TODAY GO THROUGH WITH MEETING THE MAYOR, AND THANK YOU ARE FOR REAPPOINTING ME, AND IT’S AN HONOR TO SERVE ON THIS BOARD, WITH ALL OF THE FRIEND THAT YOU MAKE. I’M GLAD TO BE BACK.>>WE’RE GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK. [APPLAUSE].>>IF THERE’S NO OTHER BUSINESS, I WOULD MAKE A MOTION TO ADJOURN. SO MOVED.>>THANK YOU, EVERYONE.>>[ MUSIC PLAYING ]. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ THIS HAS BEEN A SERVICE OF THE METRO NASHVILLE NETWORK. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PRESENTATION AGAIN, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS OR OTHER PROGRAMS VISIT NASHVILLE TOT GOV. /TPHRAURB /TPHRAUR

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