3773.38 Applying for permit to conduct public boxing or wrestling match as exhibition.

Each person who holds a promoter's license issued under section 3773.36 of the Revised Code who desires to conduct a public boxing or wrestling match or exhibition where one or more contests are to be held shall obtain a permit from the Ohio athletic commission or the commission's executive director when the executive director is authorized by the commission to issue those types of permits. Application for such a permit shall be made in writing and on forms prescribed by the commission, shall be filed with the commission, and shall be accompanied by the permit fee prescribed in section 3773.43 of the Revised Code.

The application for a permit issued under this section shall include the date and starting time of the match or exhibition, the address of the place where the match or exhibition is to be held, the names of the contestants, the seating capacity of the building or hall where the exhibition is to be held, the admission charge or any other charges, the amount of compensation or the percentage of gate receipts to be paid to each contestant, the name and address of the applicant, a copy of the current official rules that govern the particular sport, and the serial number of the applicant's promoter's license.

The commission, or the commission's executive director when authorized by the commission, may require the applicant to deposit with the commission before a public boxing match or exhibition a cash bond, certified check, bank draft, or surety bond in an amount equal to five per cent of the estimated gross receipts from the match or exhibition.

Effective Date: 09-03-1996; 09-29-2005