Arlington City Council Votes Unanimously to Place New Stadium on Ballot

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ARLINGTON - The cost of a proposed new billion dollar Rangers stadium in Arlington is supposed to be split down the middle, but right now the only thing being split down the middle is the city of Arlington.

There's the side that believes that the new stadium would be great for the city and the side that thinks the new stadium is nothing but bad news.

Arlington City Council met Tuesday to officially vote on whether to put the hottest topic in Arlington on the November 8 ballot.

"We have an opportunity to move Arlington ahead once again and build on the legacy that we have here in our community," Mayor Jeff Williams said.

After taking favoring and opposing opinions from the citizens in attendance, the council voted unanimously to place the stadium initiative on the November ballot. The people of Arlington will be able to decide once and for all if a new stadium will join Jerry World.

A member of the “Vote Yes! Keep The Rangers" campaign feels confident that the citizens of Arlington will vote in favor of the new stadium.

“City Council put the future of Arlington in the hands of our citizens and that's exactly what you want," he said. "The people in Arlington love the Rangers, so the division, I don't see."

Of course, not everyone agrees with that.

"Right now we've got 106 votes and it's at 55 percent against,"  said Kelly Canon, who belongs to the opposing "Save Our Stadium" campaign.

We'll find out how Arlington really feels come November 8.

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