As used in this chapter the following words have the meanings indicated:”Authority” means the Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority.”Facility” means (i) major league and minor league baseball stadiums, (ii) practice fields or other areas where major league and minor league professional baseball teams may practice or perform, (iii) offices for major league and minor league professional baseball teams or franchises, (iv) office, restaurant, concessions, retail and lodging facilities which are owned and operated in connection with a major league baseball stadium, and (v) any other directly related properties including, but not limited to, onsite and offsite parking lots, garages, and other properties.”Major league baseball” means the organization which controls the administrative functions for the ownership and operation of major league baseball operations in the United States and Canada.”Major league baseball franchise” means the contractual right granted by major league baseball to any person or persons to own or operate a major league baseball team in a specified location.”Major league baseball stadium” means a sports facility which is designed for use primarily as a baseball stadium and which meets criteria that may be established by major league baseball.”Minor league baseball stadium” means a sports facility which is designed for use primarily as a stadium for a minor league professional baseball team.”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.
1992, c. 823, § 15.1-227.70; 1995, cc. 613, 629; 1996, cc. 950, 1038; 1997, c. 587.