Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 6, 2015
October 6, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #22

Grant Agreements with Florida Sports Foundation


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Exec. Director, CVB, x5913

Contact:  Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Spec., CVB, x5913

Action Requested
Authorization for the Convention & Visitors Bureau Director to execute two (2) Grant Agreements with Florida Sports Foundation.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
  • The Florida Sports Foundation  has awarded the Bradenton Area Sports Commission (a division of the Bradenton Area CVB) with a $25,000 grant for the US Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase & Nike Friendlies and $15,000 for the Super Y League North American Finals.
  • The US Soccer Winter Showcase & Nike Friendlies will be held December 2 - 7, 2015, at Premier Sports Campus and will generate approximately 10,000 room nights and approximately $6 million in economic impact.
  • The Super Y Finals will be held December 11 - 16, 2015, at IMG Academy and will generate approximately 6,500 room nights and approximately $4 million in economic impact.
  • The grant monies will off-set facility expenses.
  • The Florida Sports Foundation assists Florida Sports Commissions with grant monies to secure events that would otherwise be held in other states. 

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Copy of approved agenda memo to Monica Luff:  monica.luff@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FSF Grant Agreement - US Soccer - 2015.pdf
Attachment:  FSF Grant Agreement - Super Y - 2015.pdf