TDC considers renaming new Sports Complex, selling alcohol at facility

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Major sports venues around the country are named after sponsors, and the new Panama City Beach Sports Complex may soon be no exception.

Bay County's Tourist Development Council voted Tuesday to recommend the Bay County Commission approve naming the complex after Royal American. (Panama City Beach Sports Complex)

Bay County's Tourist Development Council voted Tuesday to recommend the Bay County Commission approve naming the complex after Royal American. Royal American would pay $100,000 a year for five years for the naming rights.

"The board voted today to recommend to the Bay County Board of Commissioners that we name the sports park the Royal American Sports Park in Panama City Beach. If they approve the naming rights then we'll enter into a contract with Royal American Management to be the title sponsor of our new facility," said TDC Executive Director Dan Rowe.

The TDC also talked about plans for the sale of alcohol at the sports park.

They decided a third-party vendor will be responsible for the sales. This would eliminate liability issues and keep the TDC from having to get an alcohol sales license. They voted to create a request for quotes to area vendors.

Sales would be limited to sealed drinks like canned beer and boxed wines.

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