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Arlington Council Moves Rangers Stadium Plan Forward

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    ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 26: A general view of play between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 26, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The Texas Rangers are one step closer to getting their new ballpark on the ballot in Arlington.

    The Arlington City Council voted 8-to-0 in favor of the stadium during a meeting Tuesday night.

    The measure needs to pass another council vote on Aug. 9, before Arlington voters make the ultimate decision in November.

    The Texas Rangers plan to split the $1 billion price tag with the city. That would mean a new half-cent sales tax, along with hotel and rental car taxes.

    The new ballpark and related infrastructure is estimated to cost about $1 billion, with the city and the Rangers splitting the cost with the city's burden capped at $500 million.

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