Records show that officials in an Indianapolis suburb that’s now home to the Colts’ summer training camp agreed to pay about $1.1 million over three years toward the NFL team’s hotel rental.
Contract documents obtained by The Indianapolis Star through a records request show officials in Westfield committed to paying half of the hotel rental bill last year while publicly saying that no city incentives would be used. The team is leasing a 152-room Cambria Suites for roughly 30 days each summer to accommodate players, coaches and staff.
Todd Burtron is chief of staff to Mayor Andy Cook. He says the contract isn’t misleading and that technically city funds aren’t being used. He says money from Hamilton County’s tourism bureau will cover the cost.
Information from: The Indianapolis Star