Outside Lands Event brings in bucks for city

Attendance at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival may have fallen short of last year by about 30,000, but the Recreation and Park Department still took in $178,000 more than it did in 2008.

The department officially made about $1,028,000, profiting from changes to the rental agreement with Another Planet Entertainment. Last year, the promoter paid $850,000 for the use of Golden Gate Park, and the department did not receive a cut of ticket revenue. This year, the event’s producer paid $950,000 to use the facilities and the department received $78,000 from ticket proceeds, Rec and Park spokeswoman Lisa Seitz Gruwell said.

In 2011, the end of the three-year contract, the department is guaranteed $1.05 million and $1 per ticket or 10 percent of sales.

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