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QUARTER-CENT SALES TAX COULD RAISE $223M FOR AZ COMPLEX

          Numbers are "finally being discussed that suggest how
     much taxpayers could be asked to contribute" to an East
     Valley domed stadium and National Sports Center, according
     to Lisa Gonderinger of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC.  A report by
     the East Valley Partnership says a quarter-cent sales tax
     could raise "as much as" $223M for the proposed center.  The
     report also listed "nine potential sites," to include a
     "campus-like collection of venues, with a retractable-roof
     dome over a stadium that could include both grass and ice
     surfaces" for the Cardinals and Coyotes.  It also includes a
     hotel, convention center, a sports-related theme park that
     would include the NFL Experience and Hall of Heroes, and a
     sports-entertainment center with shops and restaurants.  The
     report will now be taken to city officials in Mesa, Tempe,
     Scottsdale, Gilbert and Chandler to see whether they want to
     create a special stadium district to "hammer out further
     details of the project" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 9/19).  

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