Thursday, July 28, 2016

WDT:City Wants $50K a Year for Arena Naming...Wolves Want $15K for Your Name on the City Zamboni

     Fiddy grand for  naming rights....That's what the city wants to put your name on the Fairgrounds Arena. The Wolves are selling your name on the Zamboni for $15K this year, according to their advertising price list. They are selling about every inch they can of space they can find and that's understandable.
      I am sure the hockey season will be enjoyed, but getting more events there is a key as well. So far that's not been the case.
      Oh, and the approval for the name is given to the city manager. Does representative government exist anymore ? A lawmaker told me this week he learned the City is suing the fire union by reading it in the paper. Sometimes I wonder if we need or want a City Council.
tertown Daily Times | Watertown seeks minimum $50k annual bid for arena naming rights

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least the city manager can be sanctioned or replaced if she does not do what the city council wants. Unlike that liberal judge you appointed.

Jeff Graham said...

742. You mean the nomination for a part time judge that was ratified by City Council per the statute passed by the NYS Legislature. Said judge faces election in 2017 and I understand will have an opponent. The person who had been promised the job by others has moved on to greener pastures and seems to be prospering. As for "liberal", feel free to city what the Hell you are talking about.

Brian Day said...

Considering what they are charging now to use the arena I'm surprised the Wolves came back. Bravo Italiano realized they can make more money holding it at the IAC than being gouged by the city.

Anonymous said...

No surprises with the ice rink. It was a mistake from the get-go. The wolves will likely fold after this season.

Anonymous said...

Said judge was hailed ceaselessly by you as the "first female judge in Watertown's history". That's all we ever heard, that it was YOU that named the City's first female judge. Yet now you decry "identity politics", when it suits you. You have expounded frequently on air your disdain for recognizing the first black, woman, transgender, what have you, to be named to a political office. Hypocritical??

Jeff Graham said...

1000 Wow...Four years later and you are really upset about appointing someone to what at the time was a one day , 30K a year gig. Did you need the job ?

Anonymous said...

Think you missed 10:00's point Jeff, intentionally, no doubt. We do note you have a memory of convenience frequently.

Jeff Graham said...

1140 Perhaps. Point is given a requirement the mayor appoint with advise and consent of City Council, who should I have nominated ?

Anonymous said...

You are missing the point Jeff. The appointment was fine. What grates me was your constant patting yourself on the back because you named the first female judge in Watertown. And in the same breath, you decry identity politics. You were not consistent.

Anonymous said...


Are you ready to admit that the arena was a huge mistake? What was the actual cost? None wants to pay 50K to put their name on a mistake. Fees are way too high and I understand that bookings are down along with revenue. Who is going to be accountable for this mistake? Looks like the taxpayers. (AGAIN)

Anonymous said...

$15k per year to have your name in front of the same 500 drunken idiots 8 times a year?

Anonymous said...

I applaud the wolves for trying it again here. let's face it, for some reason or another sports just don't work here in Watertown. At east the wolves gang with a few theirs in the past have given it a shot. And ur right, the fees are most likely are out of control. And the City won't do the smart thing which is help a major user like this, this is something they just can't grasp. And unit a person is hired that can sell this facility, get used to losing $$

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile the City Council will be giving a PILOT to most of the Apts. downtown.......Under the guise of NOW....

Anonymous said...

The people in office that let the pace rot for 20 years should have it named after them. It's funny that strategic maintenance would have spread cost over time as opposed to a gross use of public funds in one swipe.