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Albuquerque mayor rallies for new stadium for United team

July 26, 2021 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With the backing of Albuquerque’s mayor, the New Mexico United soccer team may be one step closer to making a new stadium a reality.

Mayor Tim Keller announced he will send a resolution to the Albuquerque City Council to put a bond proposal for a new publicly funded stadium on the November ballot.

Keller, along with team owner Peter Trevisani, shared the news over the weekend during the team’s match against the El Paso Locomotive.

The proposed stadium would serve as a venue for multiple concerts and sporting events but New Mexico United would be the primary tenant.

The project is estimated to cost at least $70 million. Voters would be asked to consider a $50 million bond.

City councilors could vote on the resolution before the end of August.