Monday, December 10, 2018
Apartheid Nation Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Bests SYCUAN in Naming Rights Deal: Backroom Shenanigans?
The APARTHEID NATION of Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, which has cheated it's own people out of over $700 MILLION, has landed a naming rights deal this week in hopes of driving more traffic to its gaming facility in southern California. Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay was BLINDSIDED.
Signs for the "Pechanga Arena San Diego" already went up after the city council in San Diego approved the deal on Tuesday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The Pechanga Development Corp., is paying $400,000 a year for the rights.
"It's something we've been wanting to do for a while -- to have a little more exposure in the San Diego area," Jared Munoa, the president of the corporation, told the paper before the deal was approved. "We trust this will be a win/win for the sports arena, for Pechanga and, of course, for San Diego."
The deal -- which only runs for two years -- came together in just three weeks, KPBS News reported. It was presented to the full city council without going through the usual committee process, a move that came as a surprise to some members.
"I just feel like this one is like not a great deal," council member David Alvarez said at the meeting on Tuesday, KPBS reported. "I don’t know if anyone else feels this way and I feel like there could be more for the city."
The agreement wasn't just news to the council.
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, which previously had the naming rights deal, wasn't aware of Pechanga's interest until this week, The Union-Tribune reported, and was prepared to make a better offer, the paper said.