To build or not to build Shreveport sports complex

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To build or not to build?  That’s the question surrounding the proposed sports complex in Downtown Shreveport.
 
An economic impact study was conducted for the project and presented at Monday’s council meeting.
 
According to the findings the facility will bring 563 new jobs during the construction phase and will generate $25 million annually.  
 
Several members of the council and Mayor Ollie Tyler clashed when discussing details surrounding the project.
 
Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch put a resolution on the agenda to urge the mayor to decline the opportunity to bring the New Orleans Pelicans G league team to Shreveport, but she wasn’t at the meeting.
 
The project will cost the city $30 million.  Tuesday the council will vote on whether or not to allow the riverfront fund to be utilized for the development, once they decide to move forward with the plans.
 
 
 
 

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