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SUBURBAN DALLAS VOTERS TO DECIDE ON ARENA SITE
Published November 23, 1994
The Lewisville, TX, City Council voted unanimously on Monday to ask residents for permission to build and pay for an arena that could become the home to the Stars and Mavericks. The proposal, to go before voters January 21, 1995, seeks permission to raise Lewisville's sales tax by a half-cent to pay for the arena, which would be built on land purchased last week by Mavs owner Donald Carter. Lewisville City Manager Chuck Owens said the city will drop all arena plans if voters turn down the sales- tax increase. The referendum would be the first election battle in the five-city contest to build a replacement for Reunion Arena. Arlington, Irving and Grand Prairie also have said that they are interested in luring the Mavs and Stars from downtown Dallas. Last week, the Dallas City Council unveiled a plan last week to build a $142M arena southeast of Reunion. Dallas officials are yet to outline how they would pay for the project (Kim North, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 11/22).