Sponsors contributed about $380,000 to host the show. The Port of San Diego contributed $145,000 as title sponsor. The port district gave an additional $50,000 worth of services. The fireworks cost $125,000 and the barges and tugs cost $45,000, Purdon said. After permits, publicity, buses and other costs, there was about $50,000 left.
GRAND TOTAL…. $695,000
The port district said in a statement that it was “very disappointed” in what it described as an apparent technical error.