Should the state buy the New Haven Open ?

The Capital Region Development Authority is voting on whether to spend $168,000 to keep the New Haven Open at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven. Proponents say the price is right to keep a solid summertime sporting event in the state (although they acknowledge that more marketing and promotion must be done to keep the tournament healthy. Opponents say the state shouldn’t be in the tennis business because it doesn’t know a net from a let, and that the tournament, one of the larger all-women’s tournaments in the country, should sink or swim on its own. What’s your view?


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