<blockquote>Cowboys Stadium Referendum Passes In Arlington<br><br>Nick Eatman <br>DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer <br>Nov. 2, 2004, 11:57 p.m. (CDT)<br><br>ARLINGTON, Texas - For a team that has lived off winning big on Sundays, the Cowboys scored their biggest victory in their 44-year history on this Tuesday night.<br><br>The City of Arlington passed the vote to approve the tax-hike that would allow the city to fund its portion of the $650 million proposal to build the Cowboys a new stadium, which will be located just south of Ameriquest Field - home of the Texas Rangers - and is expected to be completed by 2009.<br><br>Arlington mayor Robert Cluck addressed the crowd of nearly a thousand supporters here at the watch party at the Wyndham Hotel with a rather short, but strong statement.<br><br>"Ladies and gentlemen . . . We Won!"<br><br>By a 54 to 46 percent vote, Arlington taxpayers voted "Yes" for a .5 percent sales and property tax that will allow the city to fund $325 million, with the Cowboys investing the other half. The plan also calls for the Cowboys to pay the city $2 million in yearly rent, starting in 2009 when the stadium is projected to be completed, along with a five-percent fee for any naming rights sold for the new stadium, which has been estimated to be as much as $500,000 a year.</blockquote><br><br>Ok Cowboys fans ... The clock is running on Texas Stadium. If you haven't been already, better plan on getting to Dallas within the next few years ... <br><br><br><br>****************<br><br> = days numbered
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