A consultant says several firms have expressed interest in managing the Broomfield (Col.) Event Center.A consultant fired by the city says several firms have expressed interest in managing the Broomfield (Col.) Event Center.
Broomfield Sports and Entertainment, which also owns the Rocky Mountain Rage (CHL) and the Colorado 14ers (D-League), walked away from the management deal earlier this month after not paying severals large bills, forcing the city pay insurance and utility tabs.
Consultant David Ehrlich says several firms have expressed initial interest in taking over management of the facility, now in its second year of operation. We assume the big folks like SMG and AEG are among them. A deadline of June 1 to seal a deal seems overly optimistic, he added, meaning the city will continue to be on the hook for bills through at least the end of the summer.
How the sports teams will fit into the new mix remains to be seen. Broomfield Sports and Entertainment still owns them, with the Rage in the second year of a 10-year lease; it’s hard to see the CHL moving out of the arena. However, the 14ers have one season left in their lease.
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