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Joplin City Council Approves Funding for Joe Becker Stadium

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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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