CIAM files lawsuit against Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON - The former management of U.S. Cellular Coliseum is suing Bloomington.

Central Illinois Arena Management filed a lawsuit against the city months after being taken to court. The lawsuit claims the former U.S. Cellular Coliseum broke its management agreement. The agreement gave CIAM the ability to sell sponsorships and premium seating to businesses under contracts, in return for a commission from the Coliseum. The businesses CIAM made contracts with were required to make periodic payments, or provide goods and services in trade.

CIAM claims some of those contracts continued past the management agreement term, requiring the Coliseum to continue paying commission to CIAM for the payments. However, the lawsuit claims the Coliseum forgave, or failed to collect the payments, and never payed CIAM.

CIAM's lawsuit is requesting the court make the city pay it at least $67,175 in damages, plus interest.

The city replied to the lawsuit by saying, "The city views this lawsuit as an attempt to distract from the 111 felony counts facing the previous managers of the Coliseum. The city will vigorously defend these new, baseless allegations by CIAM and is committed to fighting for the taxpayers in civil and criminal court."


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