The lawsuit alleges that the Crew SC and its affiliates have:Basically, the state wants a proper six-month notice before any move and the chance for local individuals to purchase the team for a reasonable price from Anthony Precourt during that time period.
- accepted the benefits of approximately $5 million in state taxpayer-funded improvements to their parking facilities.
- accepted state property tax exemption for the land on which the Crew SC’s home field, Mapfre Stadium, sits.
- leased that land from the state at a below-market rate.
- accepted more than $300,000 in city taxpayer-funded reimbursements of their costs in moving portions of a storm sewer and constructing a water line.
- entered into a Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development Agreement with the city of Columbus to extend Silver Drive to increase access to Mapfre Stadium currently costing the city $1.3 million in tax revenue with the potential total cost of more than $2.1 million.
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