Naming Rights Contract May be Revised

Dec 1, 2012

The Golden Driller stands in front of the Exposition Center on the Fairgrounds
Credit KWGS News File Photo

The agreement between the Tulsa Public Facilities Board and the Muskogee Creek Nation for naming rights of the Exposition Center on the fairgrounds could be modified next week.

The Tulsa World reports the Facilities Board, also known as the Fair Board, will consider modifying the agreement. However, it is not expected to change a provision that ends live horse racing events on the Fairgrounds.

The paper reports a statement will be released on Monday, outlining a meeting for next Thursday on the matter.

The Creek Nation recently bought the naming rights to the largest building on the fairgrounds for  $1.44-million per year. That agreement called for an end of horse racing at the track.

A state representative from the Lawton area as asked for the Attorney General to review the agreement. Plus, other parties have indicated they may file a lawsuit over the end of racing.