Finley Stadium executive director Merrill Eckstein proposed a budget today for the 2011-12 fiscal year that calls for a $600 surplus, this despite the City of Chattanooga no longer providing $60,000.
Eckstein expects to make up the difference in parking, skybox rentals and concessions, and he admits he is optimistic for a big season for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team.
“I think this can be done,” Eckstein said before his budget was approved by Stadium Corp. board members.
The Stadium Corp. had a $19,900 surplus for the 2010-11 fiscal year, said Eckstein, which he believes is the first surplus in the 20,668-seat facility’s history.
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David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...