City Council doubled the ante and set $50K , or if you prefer, fiddy grand, as the minimum for slapping your name on the Fairgrounds Arena. Who is going to pay that and be happy with a miniscule 200 square foot sign ?
And how do you put it out to bid expecting people will spontaneously bid over the minimum?
Council is looking for a five to ten year committment.
Councilman Mark Walczyk says the city should cast a wider net, seeking proposals from a national base.
Two members had wanted "Watertown" included in the name, although staff recommended against that.
If someone paid the $50K for ten years , it would amount to less than 5% of the renovation cost.