The former CEO of Grand Prix Boston is playing the blame game when it comes to the failed Indy Car event that was slated for September of 2016. According to an article in the Boston Herald written by Joe Battenfeld, John Casey, former CEO is alleging that Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration in addition to Governor Charlie Baker’s top aides, pushed the hard sell on the event even though they didn’t have the permitting for the event.
To bring you up to speed (pun intended), IndyCar Boston was canceled back in April and race organizers struggled to reimburse ticket holders – over $1million in refunds – yikes! Also, Massport is suing Grand Prix Boston for sticking them with 2000 giant concrete barriers for the canceled event. Attorney General Maura Healey got involved to help sort out the messed and it was revealed that Grand Prix Boston was mismanaged with John Casey getting the brunt of several lawsuits by the state, vendors and sponsors of the failed event.
Casey filed a complaint this week at Suffolk Superior court claiming that aides from the Walsh and Baker administrations pushed him to sell tickets “so the race could sell out” before the Labor Day weekend event. He goes so far to name names too as to who pushed him to sell tickets for an event that was on shaky ground from the get go. So there you go. We shall see what happens next.
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