short version of the why...long version sent on PM to those that wanna know...
1/3 of the door goes to the school for rent of the 5 aside
1/3 goes to town council.
1/3 to pay for the opposing fighters, their trainers, and one family member to travel to the island, stay in a hotel, and eat, pay the referrees, the time keeper, the police for security, the judges, the advertising, the doctor on call, and to buy additional equipment, and build the ring (which needs to be rebuilt for the next fight)
At 600 seats in the 5aside including the floor seating, it simply mathematically, means...no future for the event. Yes, there are sponsors, but the overhead on this is really really high.
Short term, the 5 aside is great, however, i think if we spend a little more money...build portable bleachers for the Boat Yard...we have a hit. There is a ton of space to set up booths to make it a bigger event overall, things for kids to do before and between matches, a great restaurant, and washroom facilities....oh, and we wont be blocking up traffic in the center of town
Of course, there is even more to this, and i would love to discuss it in detail, but bare in mind that there is a lot going on behind the scenes to make the event, so i ask for your support in either case....5 aside, or boat yard, and ask that you trust that there are legitimate reasons for either decision
I do ask here, though, that any questions, concerns, donations or other items relating to Trianing or Promotion be directed to me, any thing regarding Belize City to Vernon Evan, and anything regarding Town Council Sports Commission specifically, be directed to Pablo at Ambergris Jade.
thanks again so much for your support! i really believe that this is something that can be great for the island, and ultimately the country...if we can get it flying again....need to be able to generate some revenue to pay for all that though...
Hope to talk to many of you before then...but if not, see you there!