A resolution supporting Gay Games IX passed Council Monday evening after its Executive Director, Tom Nobbe, told Council during a special afternoon meeting that the games will provide a big boost to the Akron economy. Nobbe said more than 3,000 participants from 27 countries are registered to date, and 30 venues are under contract to host events. One quarter of the events and venues are in the Greater Akron area. Those include track and field at The University of Akron's Stile Athletic Field House, rodeo at Summit County Fairgrounds, softball at Firestone Stadium and the marathon, half-marathon and 10K organized by Akron Marathon Corp.
Feb. 24, 2014 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.