Local & Regional
Mon November 19, 2012
Naming Rights Deal Okayed to End Live Meet Racing at Expo Square
Tulsa County leaders today okay a deal that will change the name of the largest building on Expo Square and officially end live racing at Fair Meadows.The naming rights agreement with the Muscogee Creek Nation will put the tribe’s name on what had been known as the Quik Trip Center. Fairgrounds CEO Mark Andrus says the deal also ends live race meets, which were money losers in recent years.
Beginning in January, the tribe will pay the fairgrounds almost one and a half million dollars a year through 2019 and beyond as long as a tribal gaming compact exists. County Commission approval of the deal today follows the okay of the Fair Board earlier this month.