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HOUSTON LEGISLATOR TO INTRODUCE NEW PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN DOME
Published October 13, 1994
TX State Rep. Ron Wilson said he will introduce a bill during the coming legislative session that would mandate a city- wide referendum on a domed stadium in Houston. Wilson would not say how a domed stadium would be financed, though he was adamant that no taxes be increased to fund it. Wilson: "For the city to be a viable economic entity in this state and this country, we are going to have to have a vibrant downtown. I firmly believe that part of that is going to be a major sports facility downtown to attract tourists and to attract development in the downtown area." Wilson added that his plan for a dome will allow the city to "completely build, own and manage" the complex (John Williams, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/12).