DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials are threatening legal action against organizers of a Red Bull-sponsored racing event in Detroit for allegedly refusing to pay a more than $75,000 fee.
The Detroit News reports that the state’s Department of Natural Resources has made numerous attempts to collect the user fee after the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross race series on Belle Isle. Officials say the fee goes toward park improvements, such as bathroom upgrades and sidewalk repairs.
Global Rallycross organizers say they won’t pay the fee. Organizers allege the state didn’t close off the park to those without admission, causing them to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in ticket sales.
The Michigan Attorney General’s Office is now considering “other options, including litigation, to collect the amounts due.”
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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/