Did anyone read the article in the Richmond Times Dispatch this morning concerning the X-terra Games? According to the article the X-terra may be cancelled this year because of a fee ($25K) that the hosting city is mandated to pay, and so far Richmond does not have the money to pay for it. Xterra is now requesting this fee from the host cities since it no longer has a corporate sponsor (formerly Nissan). Furthermore, out of all of the host cities, Richmond is the ONLY one that has not paid the fee.
I know money is tight right now because of the economy, but it is a shame that Richmond cannot afford to step up to pay for such a great event. Especially one that generates almost $500K for the businesses in the hosting city.
It would be a shame if we lost this event. Sportsbackers did say if Richmond loses the Xterra, it would still put on the James River Scramble.