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Stadium District: County Tax Supporting Lambeau Renovation Could End In '15

The Brown County 0.5% sales tax that supported the '03 renovation of Lambeau Field "could end Sept. 30, 2015," according to Richard Ryman of the GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE. The Green Bay/Brown County Football Stadium District in a letter last month "suggested" the date "to leaders of local municipalities." District Exec Dir Patrick Webb yesterday said that board members are "about 16 1/2 months from being able to certify that they’ve set aside enough money to meet legislatively mandated responsibilities." A Wisconsin statute states that the tax "will be terminated 'after the last day of the calendar quarter that is at least 120 days' after certification with the Department of Revenue that sufficient money is collected." The district needs about $91M to "cover its maintenance responsibilities through the end" of the Packers' current lease in '31. It "set aside" about $50M so far, and receives about $20M annually from the sales tax (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE, 1/30).
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