Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2019
REVISED - October 8, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #21

Florida Sports Foundation Grant Agreement for the US Australian Football League 2019 Nationals Event to be held at Premier Sports Campus


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB  x3940
Contact:    Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Specialist, CVB  x3944

Action Requested
Authorization for Convention & Visitors Bureau Director to execute Grant Agreement with Florida Sports Foundation AND adoption of Budget Resolution B-20-010 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, FL, for fiscal year 2019/2020.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
  • The Florida Sports Foundation has awarded the Bradenton Area Sports Commission, a division of the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, with a $9,000 grant for the USAFL 2019 Nationals (US Australian Rules - football).
  • The USAFL 2019 Nationals (1,200 athletes) is being held October 11 - 13, 2019 at Premier Sports Campus and will generate approximately 1,021 room nights and approximately $850,000 in economic impact.
  • The grant monies assisted with facility expenses.
  • The Florida Sports Foundation assists Florida Sports Commissions with grant monies to assist in securing events that would otherwise be held in other states.
  • The Budget Amendment (B-20-010) appropriates $9,000 in Florida Sports Foundation Grant Fund revenues into the Tourist Development Tax Fund for the above-mentioned sports events.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Send original, signed agreement to Monica Luff, CVB.  Ms. Luff will send to FSF to get their signature; then Ms. Luff will e-mail fully signed agreement to Board Records.

Copy of approved agenda memo to:

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$9,000 Grant Received - 1030000000366017 Contribution Culture & Recreation

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FSF Grant Agree - USAFL Nat 2019.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution B-20-010.pdf