JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The fight over running the sports complex is getting nastier.
SMG, which has managed EverBank Field for decades now, claims its opponent in the bidding process, Global Spectrum, is cheating because its parent company, Comcast, has a monopoly in Jacksonville's cable market.
In letters to the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission dated October 10 and obtained by Action News, SMG claims no company could fairly compete with Comcast's offer to include free advertising worth more than a quarter of a million dollars annually.
SMG is asking the federal government to investigate whether Global Spectrum violated anti-trust laws. SMG runs Jacksonville's entertainment venues now and has the backing of the Jaguars to continue.
Earlier this year, Global Spectrum won approval from a city committee to win the bid.
Mayor Alvin Brown still must sign off on the deal and has yet to choose which company will control the entertainment venues.