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To the city, Michigan matters host, Carol Kane had a panel discussion with Detroit Lions president rod would also Illitch enterprises CEO Denise login, bud Danker, president of Penske corporation. How would you say metro-detroit stacks up against other cities, which are considered spot hot, hot spots for sporting events like LA or, or San Francisco or Denver? How does our region compare if I were to ask that question? How would you answer that? Well, there's no doubt that we're known across the country as a great sporting town. Right. Our fans are so loyal and we see it with the the big four teams here in town. I mean every single year our fans are saying we're gonna win the Cup. We're gonna win the Super Bowl. You're gonna win the world championships. You've every our fans are just hat, loyal aren't they are that hungry for a for a champion. And so, I think that's. Well known but I will say that we still have a perception problem. You know, when you've seen that, you talk to people around the world, you talk to people around the country and, and, and until somebody comes to our city, it's hard to overcome the perception problem, isn't it? When you take somebody downtown now that hasn't been here, ten years. What's the response? Wow. I had no idea, and they become our ambassadors. Right. They become our investors, so it's still a problem still opportunity. But it's one person at a time and big events. Big events, help change the perception. Imagine getting the draft here and bringing in two hundred million dollars revenue that that's up against, you know, rod Albert's, you know, Detroit auto show this ring, and almost double that, that's a big deal for us. They should speak to the fact of the challenge we have in terms of bringing some of that funding here, the, you know, the issue with Nick events, certainly, the, the Super Bowl or the draft, or the final four is when you go into bid against other cities because every city would love to have those events in their town. You have to have capital, committed to raise funds to support the structure and the marketing of the event and the Super Bowl. I think today's north of fifty million dollars, you need to have in the Bank before you can actually go and be a serious contender. The draft I think is around ten million the final four be in a similar range other states that we compete with those kind of events have tax revenue associated to support those kind of vents to bring them to their communities, Texas has I think it's ten to twenty million dollars per year tax revenue, generated to bring those kind of events to the various cities in Texas. We've been trying to last couple of years to get to something through the Michigan legislature to raise tax revenue, so that when we go into bid for final four, we can say we. Have X amount of millions of dollars in the Bank, and that would be replenished, obviously, by the economic impact of those events coming to the city. So that's a disadvantage short of that. You have to go to the same corporate partners that you do in every other event, and, you know, have your hat in hand and try and raise money because you really can't go in without a certain amount of that money in the Bank, and because -sidered a serious contender. So that's, that's one of the challenges we face. But we're working through the Detroit sports commission to try and come up with ideas to, to raise that money. And also get this legislation through the state, terrorism is a big business and the and the cities that win are the cities that match the needs of the organization as closely as possible, and it takes an enormous amount of collaboration from everyone in the city, whether it's civic corporate government in order to be able to put together competitive package Michigan matters airing Sunday mornings at eleven thirty on CBS sixty. To the Detroit home of Ulysses. The president Ulysses s grant is now being moved from the former Michigan state fairgrounds to the eastern market, where it's to be refashioned as a public education and resource center. Sandra. Clark, the director of the Michigan history center, says the two story, white clapboard house will be established as a museum to explore grant's life and his impact on Detroit. The move tentatively set for August that houses moving to make way for development on the grounds that have been dormant since two thousand eight WBZ news time three fifteen..