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by Paul on 09/13/11 at 09:28 PM ET
from Phil Williams News Channel 5,
There are serious new questions about whether Nashville Predators officials may have lied to city officials about a big concessions contract at the Bridgestone Arena.
At the center of those questions is a letter, just obtained by NewsChannel 5 Investigates, in which the nation’s biggest concessions company argues it could give taxpayers a much better deal….
After questions first raised by our investigation, the Predators will ask the Sports Authority to vote Thursday on a revised concessions contract for the city-owned arena. Still, the letter suggests the team did not tell the whole truth the first time about the deal it was proposing with a National Hockey League insider.
Under the plan first pushed by the owners of the Nashville Predators, Delaware North Sportservice—the company that’s had the concessions contract at the arena since 1996—could have ended up with a lock on the city’s business until almost the middle of this century.
Delaware North is owned by Jeremy Jacobs, chairman of the NHL Board of Governors (and owner of the Boston Bruins).
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