5% ‘seat fee’ proposed to fund arts
By Lucas Sullivan
The Columbus Dispatch
Sunday February 19, 2012 5:39 AM
The cost of attending a Bruce Springsteen concert or an Ohio State University football game could increase under a proposal to enact a seat surcharge on every entertainment ticket. In a presentation to county commissioners on Thursday, members of the Greater Columbus Arts Council proposed a 5 percent “seat fee” — state law calls it an “admissions tax” — to provide a new and stable revenue stream to promote and sustain the arts.