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8-25 9:35am Tommy, NBA All-Star Game

Aug 25, 2016|

Tommy talks to Jay Cicero, the President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, about New Orleans landing the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.

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But it doesn't really matter but speaking of sports. Money pain me I'm Segway you Jay Cicero now president you are integrated it long and sports foundation. Talk about something that I think kind of slipped through the cracks and and perhaps rightfully so with the what a great flood of only sixteen. And people still recuperating from that Nancy Beck knew all Owens died another NBA all star game good morning. Mark. I'm doing well and you. Teller tell me a boat the importance though it is on a server seems like yet that's great but. Maybe Gaudin crunch some numbers and and dig a little deeper and tell us why this NBA Elster game is such an a big event and why it's so important. And fortunate for us that we got it. Like the first shot start by. Mr. Penn central condemned in our commissioners over it get shot. Or greater time. You have to put your presentation together that quickly. Around it at a presentation that more work and now. Our team here locally. And it. And and you mentioned that news bureau. At AIG city. Greater or sports foundation of course pelicans are all work together. Two. Put together all India and in between that day. Eight or eight month period. It back and numbers it's about are million dollar economic impact. Felt fortunate Yale or we yeah. Fortunate not to have her first year. Be that this could be there on the report that in year's bowl record and the modern era of the all star. And so we're just delighted that the NBA. Felt strong enough about the war on. That that they would come calling but when when mr. mr. combat missions over. Give it a shot they call them and we the sports foundation and inaction at Park City app. And I don't think you can talk about this outside of the context of Ly a I guess was what Charlotte lost it. Yasser. Charlotte did lose. Because there there dialogue and NBA. In other game day they've ordered and then. And it gave a call it where Libya we want you are. With you about Britain into war on reason we've got a lot of business. Part of your in laws are ready to six months and total article on. But let's pull together our our expert in be torn between the city and the commitment is and tell the great job. Energy. At both facilities. Being organized in super. Oh ye shall be. Now O'Neal started at all special election. In a team effort came together and miracle man so it we're we're very apt because and. And Jan I mean in drag in the cortex of politics here but at some point. You know my twenty year old daughter on and on hold your kids are reminds me constantly that things are changing. And it's a different world so I guess the point I'm making is if you wanna host major events. You know you're gonna have to the media as a Stater as a locality. Keep that in mind are as you try to legislate some type of morality and trying to keep this is neutral as I possibly can. Like our president when he says it differently Jay hand and has the landscape changed. Where. Moral judgments now are part of the sports world. Where before perhaps they weren't as much. I've got them. I'm it and I don't. I mean the fact is we don't know. Like North Carolina lost it in and I guess when we got. I'll work with our they regard governor. Mayor. And yes it's that they've taken and had a good position that they put our state that you yen soars acceptance and yeah not discriminate in. Laws. And it really set as a Libya that are their first choice now up which is why. And that we knew them very well and lesser well. They had bigger. City. But it was. You know the fact that the governor. And our armed mayor. I've been very outspoken about the issues that. You know really held a table for. Needs elbow it was a very comfortable talking tough. When it comes to super bulls say if you have a couple more minutes I see the pictures in the dome of the new video screens which looks fantastic. And I guess everybody gets a view of those on Friday united the saints game against Steelers. But what it where is the new. Stadium thing fit into all of this season and are we eventually. Look in. Haven't news. Build a new stadium to take pit bulls are really. You get the NFL's attention because it is like a carrot on the stick is a not for a city built the stadium seems like in the super. If I'm not sure reactions that first well hope. Develop the superdome. And the on the nature of that facility and then and the history at that facility unmatched. Seem like such a second and reckon ball you know we don't. And our. Citizens. Have built stadium than it is gonna reward. Interstate. That he did you I mean well toward the ball. Certainly. Witness that the left who can't repeat it. Like we don't you know issue new facility in a crucial it is constantly being updated. About the state Louisiana and a Agee and now. Thanks stepped up at the scoreboard in the search and it. Yeah it everybody. Major how big they are. And that that the threat of the game Smart guys but yeah. You don't raw read it and it would in the region that bit about and stated that the people that. Any owners and ask in his view to step outside of it and look at it as a consultant OK you know you know longer degraded won't sports foundation. Some any brings human as a consultant to look at it and say. Okay. Who what does that do what could the NFL possibly want that the dome doesn't hands. And I agree with you I've I don't know what else they could one. Other got the better at the city spent money I wanted to pay homage or whatever may be revenue would it explain it to him. Not so much that we don't that the superdome. To be renovated or they need something different. The fact that it understated others that have built. These statements as a reward for that in and you know when your world and the next. The next four Super Bowl and the dead and it really drive is accurate mistake where. So. Open gamesmanship and the Arab. It is. You know we're gonna come on it is that we stay in the cheap. That we can predict. Any new or any other major events the next couple of things that are in the works that will get the announcements on. Well work. And constantly organization or trying to constantly. Bidding and worked with a bit to going to war and you know we're gonna work you good morning after all the major record after. Smaller event and hopefully. You know over the next six months a year will have have a lot more on our calendar. Lola. It brings you war on the back true. The place where along. As the major powers. Major sports in the country. One Tampa before let's go. I'm very encouraging you know of the races are proceeding to Henry purposes of football stadium during football season in the brother Marten. John Curtis game being picked up as a national game. By ESPN. And and I guess you you're right alike can be gained from from Nam and events that aren't just huge. Absolutely I mean you know it is now in control of major major and well obviously used to used. But there's a lot of other abuse. And smaller events. Didn't like a year. Can be can be very lucrative for. Or regretted the wrong question there ashore on the all work. Oregon and North Shore so the chemical facilities around here else. Really the way. We're poor. Thank TJ appreciate your time is always. I thank you.