Categories: Issue Advocacy

Orlando Magic

Four years after an image-corroding failed arena effort, the Orlando Magic launched a new drive to replace the NBA’s fourth oldest facility. It was an effort that appeared nearly impossible due to the team’s reputation – the head coach had just been fired, ticket sales were lagging, and the team’s standing with state politicians and local […]

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Better Jacksonville Plan

JULY 8, 2015 By OMI Sports The challenge of the Better Jacksonville Plan was to convince voters to agree to keep a sales tax that was due to expire otherwise in order to fund a massive infrastructure plan for the greater Jacksonville area. The biggest ticket item in this package, a courthouse, was not popular. We had to […]

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Detroit Red Wings

JULY 8, 2015 By OMI Sports The Detroit Red Wings are the gold standard in the NHL, but their arena was the third oldest in the league. Olympia Development committed $365 million toward plans for a new arena and entertainment district and sought $285 million in funding from the city and state to bring the plan to life. The […]

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