Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 12, 2013
REVISED February 12, 2013, Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #17

Agreement with Pittsburgh Pirates


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB

Action Requested
Authorization for Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator, to execute agreement with Pittsburgh Associates for the Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Facility Project (McKechnie Field).

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee Code of Laws 2-29-25 Tourist Development Plan

Background Discussion
  • On February 7, 2012, the County and the City of Bradenton entered an Interlocal Agreement for funding of the McKechnie Field Project by the City.  That Interlocal Agreement required the County to also enter into an Agreement with the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise obligating the franchise to provide the County with in-kind advertising/promotions.
  • This Agreement is consistent with and implements the conditions spelled out in the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Bradenton.
  • The Agreement specifies that the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise will provide to the County:
  1. In-kind promotions in the Pittsburgh, PA market, in a value equal to $400,000 each fiscal year;
  2. Copies of the Pirates' final spring training schedule and Marauders schedule, as well as a schedule of dates on which no event has yet been scheduled at McKechnie Field for the year, no later than December 15 of each year;
  3. The use of McKechnie Field no fewer than 7 dates per calendar year.
  • This Agreement shall terminate September 30, 2032.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Agreement prepared by CAO. 

Comments available from WEC upon request.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

One original signed Agreement to CVB (Monica Luff); CVB will forward to the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Pirates-Executed Agreement-2013.pdf