City revenues from the home of Portland Timbers exceeded $2 million in 2015.
The city gets base rent of about $1 million, plus 7 percent of ticket sales with a minimum guarantee and an extra bonus if sales exceed that minimum threshold. Figures released by the city in response to a public records request by WW show Paulson has not only made the required payments, but has exceeded his minimum every year—sending the city more money in 2015 than ever before.
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, the lone no vote in 2010, applauds the results. "I'm very glad to see the prosperity of the Timbers and the Thorns and the enjoyment of Portlanders who attend games," Fritz says.
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