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In order to pay for the stadium, in November 2004, Arlington voters approved a tax increase to help Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones build the billion stadium in the North Texas city. Voters approved a measure that would raise the city sales tax by a half-cent, hotel occupancy tax by 2 percent, and car rental tax by 5 percent. Work at the stadium site, near the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers, began in May 2006 as workers began to excavate the site. The stadium already has secured the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, the 2010 NBA All-Star game, the 2011 Super Bowl and the 2014 NCAA men’s Final Four, in addition to home games for the Dallas Cowboys.
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Tampa to host big Bollywood event in 2014
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Four bowlers earn 2014 Team USA spots
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