No public debate was held about naming the city-owned venue after the brewing company. The city has also run into issues with ABC laws, which are fairly strict when it comes to alcohol advertising. The venue would need a waiver to accept the deal beer company.
Now the city wants to know what the public thinks, even though the venue is set to open in a matter of weeks. There is a poll on the City of Raleigh's website asking the question:
The City of Raleigh will soon open its Downtown Amphitheatre. To help defray costs, the City is looking for naming rights opportunities. One such opportunity may be from a beer company.Vote in the poll here and check out a more detailed piece on the controversy via the N&O.
Are you in support of this? Yes or No.