POLL: Should Florida Devote $2M to Daytona Speedway?

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Speedway Bill Will Be Heard in Tallahassee

State Lawmakers Will Consider Devoting $2 Million Per Year Toward Daytona International Speedway

State Lawmakers Will Consider Devoting $2 Million Per Year Toward Daytona International Speedway

TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA — According to the News Service of Florida, the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee is slated to consider a bill (SB 208) that would direct $2 million a year in state sales-tax dollars for work at Daytona International Speedway.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, is similar to past measures that have targeted money to sports venues.

Do you think the state should annually devote $2 million of sales-tax dollars toward Daytona International Speedway? Comment below.

FACTS ABOUT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY:

  • Largest outdoor stadium in Florida, with a seating capacity of 168,000.
  • Built in 1958 by NASCAR founder William France Sr.
  • The speedway has been renovated three times, with the infield renovated in 2004, and the track repaved in 1978 and 2010.
  • At the conclusion of the current redevelopment proect, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests.

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