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DOWNTOWN BREWERS STADIUM DRAWS SUPPORT
Published August 30, 1995
Two WI Senate leaders yesterday offered to work out "financial incentives" to help the Brewers pay for a new stadium downtown, but Brewers Owner Bud Selig said "the site issue had been decided," according to Steven Walters of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Selig added that the team was "in the eighth or ninth inning" of getting the Legislature to approve a new $250M stadium on part of the current site. New support for a downtown stadium came from Senate Majority Leader Michael Ellis and Asst. Senate Majority Leader Margaret Farrow. Walters reports the current stadium plan "does not have enough votes to pass the Senate yet." Ellis claims if a downtown site were considered, he would support the Brewers owning the stadium "outright," with the team receiving all revenues from concerts and other events and a special "tax incremental financing" district which would allow taxes collected on all improvements within that area to pay for the stadium (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 8/30).