Liz McCormick Published

Review of Athletic Commission Seeks Financial Stability


A Government Organization subcommittee reviewed an evaluation of the state Athletic Commission today and recommendations to improve the agency’s bottom line.

Two representatives from the state Performance Evaluation and Research Division presented their review of the Athletic Commission, which oversees boxing and mixed martial arts competitions in West Virginia.

The representatives expressed concern over the commission’s ability to support itself financially, saying since 2010, the commission hasn’t taken in enough revenues to support its expenditures.

The representatives recommended the Athletic Commission be rolled into the State Lottery Commission so administrative duties and costs could be shared. The evaluation team also recommended increasing or eliminating their annual expense limit of 55 hundred dollars.