Overland Park Mayor Withdraws Support For Stadium Star Bonds
City Press Release

November 11, 2006

The City Of Overland Park distributed a press release announcing that Mayor Carl Gerlach has withdrawn support for Stadium Star Bonds to fund the Wizards stadium proposed at 159th and Antioch. This has generated a huge sigh of relief among those who fought to defeat the proposed soccer bond for soccer fields to be located near the stadium. That proposal was defeated by a vote of 64% to 36%.

November 11, 2006

Overland Park, KS Mayor Carl Gerlach has withdrawn his support for STAR Bonds regarding a proposed a stadium at 159th and U.S. 69 Highway for the Kansas City Wizards.

Im no longer willing to discuss the use of STAR Bonds for a professional soccer stadium at this location, Mayor Gerlach said this afternoon. Im still interested in additional youth soccer fields for the community, Gerlach added.

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Contact: Mayor Carl Gerlach, 913/381-7915 (home)

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