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State Of Connecticut Ready To Buy New Haven Open, Prevent Tournament Move
Published October 11, 2013
IS IT WORTH IT? In Hartford, Jeff Jacobs writes, "The bang is in the state of Connecticut's stepping in to buy the rights to the tournament. The bang is in the politics." Should the state "ever be involved in owning a sports entity?" Jacobs: "It doesn't bother me one iota that the state is paying 618 grand to save the event. In the world of state government, it's a pittance." But is the New Haven Open "really, really worth all the aggravation to save?" Jacobs writes, "I'm just saying that as a state sports event, it has to make a bigger impact, a much bigger impact" (HARTFORD COURANT, 10/11).