City looking to add Sports Commissioner

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Montgomery, AL ( WSFA) - Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange says the city is looking at adding a new position, a Sports Commisioner.

The position would be in charge of recruiting sporting events to come to the Capital City.

The city and the Chamber of Commerce wants to model the position after posts in similar cities.

We're told this new office would be more about economic development than fitness.

The Mayor says the first step to this initiative is the half marathon the city will host on October 3rd.