Turns down $4.65 offer for naming rights.
A risque dating website ups the ante to rename the City of Sugar Land, offering $4.65 million for the naming rights to city hall, the local airport and parks, even Constellation Field.
Just like last week however, Sugar Land Mayor James A. Thompson stuck to his guns.
“I told them first thing and I'll tell them again, Sugar Land is not for sale,” Thompson told KTRH News.
In fact, Thompson made a counter offer to SugarDaddie.com.
“I told them if they would relocate and take that money they're going to put in PR and donate half of it to charity, then we would talk,” he says.
When asked about the website's business of connecting older men with young ladies, Thompson took the high road, adding officials from the site have been very respectful.
“We take it in that vain, as just PR, and as long as it doesn't get out of hand we're not going to comment on the business side,” he says. “We're just looking at as Sugar Land is getting a lot of publicity on a national scale.”
Officials at the website say they will not be deterred. They're now targeting places such as Sugar City, Colorado and Sugar Creek, Missouri.