Arlington voters to decide on new Texas Rangers stadium

Arlington voters to decide on new Texas Rangers stadium

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The presidential showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton isn't the only contentious race on the minds of Arlington voters - they are also deciding whether to approve public funding for a $1 billion retractable-roof stadium for the Texas Rangers.

Observers tell the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the baseball stadium election could be close Tuesday. While city officials figured the larger turnout for a presidential election would benefit a new stadium, anti-establishment sentiment from the national campaign could trim that advantage.

Voters are being asked to extend the city's half-cent sales tax, 2 percent hotel-occupancy tax and 5 percent car-rental tax to fund as much as half of the cost, with the city's share capped at $500 million.

The new stadium would replace an outdoor venue that opened in 1994.

Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com

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