Contract looks good, but I don't know how many people will like those tacked-on fees above the ticket price. Who knows. Here's where the contract does mess with the free market a bit:
While I appreciate the efforts of the city to promote minority and women-owned businesses, this ties their hands significantly to get competitive bids for vendors and contractors. I personally know of a few "women-owned" businesses that are really only such on paper to get government and education contracts.Downforce Racing must comply with all city laws regarding contracting with minority- and women-owned businesses to make best efforts to reach goals set by the City. In addition, Downforce Racing will use commercially reasonable efforts to award at least 25 percent of the contracts under its control to Baltimore-based and qualified business enterprises.
Still great to see the event holds promise.