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Arlington Reveals $1 Billion Baseball Stadium Proposal
Marice Richter and Robert Francis report on a big announcement by the city of Arlington, Texas, and the Texas Ranger Major League Baseball team: "The city of Arlington and the Texas Rangers announced plans to replace Globe Life Park with a new 'world class' stadium that will have a retractable roof and air conditioning."
The announcement sets the stage for Arlington to keep the Rangers in Arlington through 2054, blocking efforts to move the team to Dallas. As for the administrative details of the deal, the article notes that "[the] Arlington City Council will consider the project along with a new private-public partnership with the Rangers at its meeting on Tuesday [May 24]." The stadium will also require Arlington voters to approve an extension of "a half-cent sales tax that was approved to help finance Cowboys Stadium and $500 million [for] construction of the new stadium."