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Redskins Tickets, Marketing Deal Worth it for Loudoun County Taxpayers?

County defends $2 million deal. What do you think?

Redskins Tickets, Ad Deal Worth it for Loudoun County Taxpayers?
Redskins Tickets, Ad Deal Worth it for Loudoun County Taxpayers?
Loudoun County's proposed budget this year includes a $500,000 payment to the Redskins. It's part of an eight-year, $2 million deal that markets the county as the team's corporate home. The deal also includes game tickets and once-a-season use of a luxury suite.

When every tax dollar is closely watched, not everyone is happy with the package. The money comes from hotel tax revenues that must be used to promote tourism and grow visitors in Loudoun County.

Is this a good deal for taxpayer? Tell us in the comments below!

The Washington Post points out that the county is defending the deal, but not exactly drawing a direct link to tourism. It seems most of the benefit is felt from schmoozing commercial developers.

Supervisors Chairman Scott York told the Post, "Heads in beds in Loudoun County come from two sources — obviously tourism, but really, more than tourists, it is people that are coming here to do business in the county and around the area."

Read: Loudoun supervisors defend controversial marketing deal with Redskins

Jimmy J. March 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM
So in essence the board and it's cronies has a full use of seats and the suite courtesy of the tax payers? Sounds like a legit deal for every tax payer. I wonder when they'll take one to the game.
Douglas Skinner March 19, 2014 at 10:19 AM
This is poor use of taxpayer money. This is a way for the supervisors to use taxpayer money to get tickets to a football game. The big draw for years was the Redskin Training Camp. It moved to Richmond. Richmond is getting the head on the pillows and we are paying for it. Come on York and your bunch of minions stop playing games with the county people and what is right. You are making a bad name for republicans. The way the group is playing this game and many others will show in coming elections. Many people are upset with your governing.
Ellie Lockwood March 19, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Every time I hear Dr. Hatrick bloviate about Loudoun being the wealthiest county in the USA, I silently add "Until the Redskins move out and take their multi-million $ salaries with them. LOL
Rick Young March 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Deals that spend tax payers money to line the pockets of the greedy, immoral and unethical are a big part of the capitalistic system. BILLIONAIR Snyder and a few of his buddies reap big profits and the tax payer helps them help themselves. Most of our elected officials run for office, not to do what's good for their constituents, but to cut deals with the rich and powerful.

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