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NBA to Pay City Up to $760k for All-Star Game Services

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, February 11, 2011, at 11:53AM
2011 NBA All-Star Game Press Conference Eric Richardson [Flickr]

AEG CEO Tim Leiweke, NBA Commisioner David Stern, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilwoman Jan Perry pose with a basketball bearing the logo for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game during the 2009 NBA Finals.

The NBA will pay the City of Los Angeles up to $760,000 for police, fire and transportation services around next weekend's All-Star Game under the terms of an agreement that went to City Council this morning.

Of that amount, $417,780 would go to LAPD, $199,903 to the Fire Department, $96,337 to transportation services, $43,550 to Public Works and $2,427 to Building and Safety.

The deal caps the basketball league's liability, but the amount that it pays could be less if the city spends less on providing services during All-Star weekend. All costs are for staffing over and above the city's normal deployment levels.

The heavily-redacted event list covers festivities at Staples Center and the Convention Center, as well as several service outings to local schools.

Last month the city accepted $328,813 from Staples Center and L.A. Live for traffic services related to events at the entertainment complex.


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