Fort Worth residents will vote Nov. 4 on proposed user-financed taxes to fund the city’s portion of a proposed $450 million, 14,000-seat multipurpose arena and sports facility in the Cultural District. There will be a series of public meetings to explain the project.
Event Facilities Fort Worth, chaired by developer Ed Bass, has pledged to cover at least half the cost of the arena, capping the public commitment at $225 million.
The new arena would be at the southeast corner of Harley Avenue and Gendy Street on the south side of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The public portion of the funding would come from taxes on each ticket sold for events at the center, on parking, on each stall or pen used by livestock and the state’s portion of the hotel tax within 3 miles of the location.
Public meetings are scheduled for:
• Thursday at 7 p.m. at the TCC Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Ave., Room 1330.
• Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Northside Community Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St.
• Monday at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway.
• Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Branch Library, 6228 Crystal Lake Dr.
• Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4680 McPherson Blvd.
• Oct. 25 at noon at the R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road.
• Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St.
• Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.
— Caty Hirst