Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Disparity Between Who's on the Hook and Who Should Really Be on the Hook

In two simple contrasting, yet unbroken observations, the City Paper accurately portrays the contradiction of the passage of Metro's deal to subsidize the Nashville Predators last night:

Because the deal will also be retroactive to last July, Metro will have to pay the new ownership group the difference between the two agreements.

The 14,000 average attendance mark comes against the backdrop of the team averaging about 13,400 fans per game this regular season.

Metro tax dollars mitigate owner risk; meanwhile, Preds fans don't live up to their end of the bargain. Davidson County loses. Williamson County wins.


  1. Do you know who exactly will be paid how much? Who are the "owners"?

  2. The figure mentioned at Council was $7 million. The owners are a local group of investors.