Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cookeville Seeks TSSAA Contract Extension

The city of Cookeville is asking the TSSAA for a four-year contract extension on the rights to host the annual state high school football championship games. The city currently has a two-year contract, and hosted their first championship series last fall. Representatives of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce requested the extension this week at the Association's Board of Control meeting, but the request was tabled until August. According to the Tennessean, Cookeville has presented two proposals for the extension. The first is to increase the guarantee to $254,000 the first two years and to $258,000 for the final two years with the association getting no gate receipts. The second calls for the contract to go up by $1,500 each year. Gate receipts would also be split between Cookeville and the association.