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April 14, 2010

County approves Dynamo stadium deal

The Harris County commission yesterday voted to approve the Houston Dynamo's proposal for a $95 million stadium, $35 million of which will be paid for by the city and county.

With the Houston city council having approved its end of the deal last week, the project will now move ahead toward an April 2012 opening ... unless it doesn't. The city and county still needs to create a tax-increment financing district around the stadium to funnel new tax revenues into repaying the public costs, among other things. All signs are that the remaining measures will be approved without incident, but in stadium deals as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over.

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