Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Pastrana Meets City To Resolve Dispute
Mayor Mike Pantelides hosted a City Hall meeting Tuesday in an attempt to resolve opposition to Nitro Circus action sports show proposed this summer in Annapolis.
Annapolis native Travis Pastrana hoped to bring his Nitro Circus Live franchise to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in July. Two organizations representing communities surrounding the stadium objected to the event, citing noise concerns and claiming Nitro Circus Live violated the land use agreement that applies to the facility.
The Tuesday meeting involved the mayor, Pastrana and Alderman Fred Paone, who represents Ward 2 and neighborhoods adjacent to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Paone sought assurances from Pastrana that Nitro Circus Live organizers would alter certain elements of the show to address community concerns, several people who attended the meeting said. Community leaders are worried about noise generated by the public address system, high-pitched motorcycles and pyrotechnics.