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Sports Authority to become Dynamo Stadium landlord

One of the items on the to-do list after the city and county struck a deal on Dynamo Stadium was for the team to negotiate a lease for the stadium. The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority was proposed as the landlord, and now they have formally agreed to take that role.

The city and county asked the sports authority to negotiate a lease of publicly owned land to the Dynamo, to oversee construction and to run the completed stadium. The authority’s board unanimously passed a resolution to take on those tasks.

“This is kind of the last piece of the puzzle,” said David Turkel, director of the county’s Community Services Department. “Now that we have everything in place, our governing bodies can formally consider it.”

Attorneys for the three agencies will craft details of a formal agreement. The City Council, Commissioners Court and the authority board are scheduled to act on the deal in the next three weeks.

So there you have it. Start making plans for the groundbreaking ceremony. It’s all over but for the construction at this point.

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  1. [...] first step was the Sports Authority agreeing to be the landlord. For those who are mumbling about spending money on a stadium at a time like this, note that the [...]

  2. [...] was kind enough to tell us all about them in this op-ed from a few months ago. Frankly, other than being the Dynamo’s landlord I don’t think there’s much that would need to be replaced. As long as they can’t [...]

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