Around the Miami Valley, Arts & Culture
8:22 am
Thu August 18, 2011

McCartney Show in Cincinnati makes $151k for County

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Paul McCartney's recent performance at the Cincinnati Reds' ballpark was music to the ears of county officials, because the event made about $151,000.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that it learned through a public records request that the proceeds for Hamilton County included about $36,500 from parking and $50,000 from renting out Great American Ball Park for the Aug. 4 concert.

The county and its taxpayers own the stadium. McCartney's show was the first full-fledged concert held there since it opened in 2003.

County stadium manager Terry Evans calls the event a "huge success."

The Enquirer reports the money will be placed into a fund dedicated toward stadium maintenance and construction. That account is facing a deficit projected to hit $15 million at the end of 2012.