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Nassau County, NY, officials "have yet to sign a contract" with Goodwill Games Inc., "which will run the 15- day event officials say will pump $280 million into the local economy," according to Monte Young of NEWSDAY. The event is "less than five months away" and the county has already spent "millions to build a state-of-the-art aquatic center and a posh track-and-field stadium." While Nassau County Exec Thomas Gulotta's staff said they "are not concerned about reaching an agreement," officials acknowledged that some "sticking points" remain to be finalized, "such as the division of costs, revenue sharing, merchandising, sponsorship and seating arrangement at Mitchell Field Complex, where the track and field events will be held." The "concerns" about seating at the track center on the county having to change the permanent seating from 12,000 fixed seats to 6,000 fixed and 6,000 portable ones. Goodwill Games spokesperson Michael Lewellen: "We feel it can all be worked out. I'm confident" (NEWSDAY, 1/29).