As used in this chapter the following words have the meanings indicated:”Authority” means the Hampton Roads Sports Facility Authority.”Facility” means (i) stadium or arena for major league professional sports teams, except major league baseball, (ii) practice facilities or other areas where sports teams may practice or perform, (iii) offices for sports teams or franchises, (iv) office, restaurant, concessions, retail and lodging facilities which are owned and operated in connection with a sports stadium or other structure, and (v) any other directly related properties including, but not limited to, onsite and offsite parking lots, garages, and other properties.”Sales tax revenues” means taxes collected under the Virginia Retail Sales and Use Tax Act (§ 58.1-600 et seq.), as limited herein. Sales tax revenues shall not include any local general retail sales and use tax levied pursuant to §§ 58.1-605 and 58.1-606.”Sports franchise” means the contractual right granted to any person or persons to own or operate a sports team in a specified location.”Stadium” means a stadium or arena constructed for the purpose of the conduct of games by a team which is a part of the National Basketball Association or the National Hockey League.”Temporary facility” means a facility or arena in which a sports franchise plays its “home” schedule on a temporary basis during the development and construction of an arena.
1996, c. 1021, § 15.1-1688; 1997, c. 587; 2002, cc. 651, 689.