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NEW SURVEY IN TAMPA SHOWS STADIUM TAX FACES UPHILL FIGHT
Published May 24, 1995
According to a recent survey of 643 randomly selected adults in the Tampa area, 49% oppose using tax dollars to help pay for a new or renovated stadium for the Bucs; 40% favor using tax dollars; 76% believe that keeping the team in the Tampa Bay area is important. The poll was conducted for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce by the FL Research Group, an independent division of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. Other numbers: 57% oppose increasing the Hillsborough County sales tax to pay for stadium improvements, while 38% favor it; 59% oppose increasing the county's restaurant tax to pay for renovation (Jim Kenyon, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/24).