Chattanooga's Finley Stadium nearing eighth consecutive surplus year

The Chattahooligins get warmed up before the match. The Detroit City FC visited the Chattanooga FC at Finley stadium in soccer action on April 21, 2018

Finley Stadium is well on its way to operating in the black for an eighth consecutive year.

With several weeks remaining in the 2017-18 fiscal year, Finley Stadium executive director Chris Thomas said Tuesday that the 21-year-old facility has a surplus of $124,391.27 through April. He added that the stadium had amassed $1,265,291.45 in revenue and incurred $1,140,900.18 in expenses.

"The bottom line for the year is tracking well," Thomas said. "Everything this year has been controlled, and we're on a steady pattern moving forward."

This year's operating success follows aa $181,372.54 surplus during the 2016-17 fiscal year and a roughly $192,000 surplus in 2015-16.

Thomas had projected $1,626,300 in revenue and $1,593,300 in expenses in the current fiscal year, resulting in a surplus of $33,000. Concession revenue was off this year compared to 2016-17, but revenue from permit parking and the rental of the First Tennessee Pavilion more than doubled.

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