Finley Stadium executive director Merrill Eckstein will announce today that the Stadium Corp. had a surplus of $46,846 for the 2011-12 fiscal year that ended June 30.
Eckstein had projected in mid June that the surplus would be around $50,000, but he will provide the exact figure at today's scheduled Stadium Corp. quarterly meeting. The total is a record surplus and the second consecutive surplus following a $19,900 gain in 2010-11.
"Everything went along well all year," Eckstein said. "We had mild weather, and we did a good job of conserving our dollars -- basically keeping energy costs down by turning things off when they should be turned off."
Eckstein said it's way too early to draw comparisons with the 2012-13 fiscal year under way, but a soccer exhibition in July and last Thursday's football game between UTC and Glenville State have produced two crowds close to 10,000. This week has two marquee events with Baylor-McCallie on Friday night and UTC-Appalachian State on Saturday night.
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