Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Executive Transactions Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
SBD/October 29, 2013/Events and AttractionsPrint All
The Izod IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Baltimore during its three-year run cost the city about $1.4M in "increased staffing, overtime and related expenses," according to Luke Broadwater of the Baltimore SUN. In the event's first year, the city "spent about $917,000 on increased staffing, including $324,000 for transportation workers and $126,000 for paramedics." Under new race management in year two, the "staffing costs dropped to $337,000 -- but the race organizers paid the bill." Baltimore this year "spent $487,000 on staffing during the Labor Day weekend event and will not be reimbursed." A city-commissioned study showed that the race yielded $1.7M in city taxes and $2.1M in state taxes in '11, and $1.3M each for the city and state in '12. No study "has been released for the 2013 race" (Baltimore SUN, 10/26).