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Senior Games sticks Minneapolis with $300,000 in unpaid debt


The National Senior Games sprinted across the finish line in the Twin Cities this July, but the event left behind a $300,000 bill in Minneapolis.

Local organizers of the massive 50-plus sports festival have not paid the city about $303,000 for use of the Convention Center, a payment that was due Aug. 21, city officials said Wednesday. All that has been paid is a $5,000 down payment from before the gathering, which is very rare for a large event at the Convention Center.

The situation is also unusual because the co-chairs of the event’s local organizing committee, which owes the money, have deep ties to the city’s convention and visitors bureau, Meet Minneapolis.


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