TUCSON – The Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl is being sued by the Arizona Sports Entertainment Commission claiming a breach of contract. An eight-page complaint states the nonprofit failed to pay a $100,000 to the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission after not renewing their contract.
“We didn’t renew their services because they were not performing the contractual obligations that they agreed to,” Kym Adair, executive director of the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl said. “As a result, we had to go out and hire additional resources to perform those duties which were well in access of the $100,000 fee that they were asking for.”
The Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission was previously contracted to help plan for the big game along with daily operations. News 4 Tucson reached out to the organization’s attorney Zazueta and Broadbent Attorneys and Counselors at Law representing them regarding this lawsuit.
They said, “We believe the lawsuit speaks for itself.”
In the complaint, they say the Arizona Bowl had until Jan. 30 of this year to renew the contract. The complaint continues by saying if they did not renew, they were supposed to pay a lump sum of $100,000 by March 15, 2019.
“We hope ultimately to settle and everyone move on from this unfortunate situation but we’re looking at all of our options,” Adair said.
As for the Arizona Bowl, she said charities could be impacted by this lawsuit.
“Yeah, definitely charities will be impacted we take. All of our net proceeds go to charity and we don’t feel like we should pay someone that didn’t perform their services,” Adair said.
News 4 Tucson will continue to update you on this developing story.