Joplin City Council Approves Funding for Joe Becker Stadium - KOAM TV 7

Joplin City Council Approves Funding for Joe Becker Stadium


Joplin City Council voted Monday night on funding for the renovation and expansion of Joe Becker Stadium.

The renovation project will cost $4 million to complete, and will bring the El Paso Diablos, an independent team out of the American Association, to Joplin.

The payment method is as follows:

Sale of property surrounding Joe Becker Stadium     $161,000
General Fund - Fund balance from cell phone settlement     $500,000
CVB - Fund Balance     $500,000
Worker's Compensation - Fund Balance     $1,000,000
Issue Debt - Callable COPS     $1,839,000

The city will also no longer have concession costs. Joplin will receive reimbursement for 33% of utility costs and overall O&M costs.

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