Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lexington Spent $38,000 on Hospitality Room for Sweet Sixteen

The city of Lexington reportedly spent just under $38,000 on the hospitality room for the Boy's Sweet Sixteen Tournament at Rupp Arena in March.

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Lexington spent almost $38,000 on food and staff for a hospitality room at this year’s high school boys Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament at Rupp Arena.

The $37,950 for the five-day tournament was slightly more than in prior years when the city has sponsored a hospitality suite at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association championship, city officials said.

Glenn Brown, deputy chief administrative officer for Lexington, told the Lexington Urban County Council during an April meeting that the Lexington Center Corp. has a contractual relationship with the adjoining Hyatt Regency Hotel to provide food. That means the food has to be supplied by the Hyatt or Lexington Center concessions, driving up costs, Brown said. Lexington Center Corp. manages Rupp Arena.

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