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Phoenix City Council approves $230 million Phoenix Suns arena-renovation deal

Phoenix City Council approves $230 million Phoenix Suns arena-renovation deal
Published On: Thu, Jan 24
Jan 29, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher talks with guard Sasha Vujacic (18) during the second quarter against the Phoenix Sun at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix City CouncilA approvedA a controversial deal with the Phoenix Suns that will keepA the NBA franchise in downtown Phoenix through at least 2037.A 

The council voted 6-2, with Vice Mayor Jim Waring and Councilman Sal DiCiccio opposing it, to approve the $230 million deal. The city will payA $150 million from its Sports Facilities Fund, which is composedA of a 1 percent tax on hotels and a 2 percent tax on car rentals.

The council added a number of tweaks to the deal, including:

Requiring the Suns to spend $10 million on community benefits (either through nonprofits or city programs),A including at least $2.6 million to the city'sA preschool program this year.

The city will hire someone to oversee Phoenix's expenditures on the renovations.

The city will commitA the $1.5 million rent increase from the Suns to homeless issues.

80 percent of any additional revenues generated by the city from the arena will go toward city public-safety costs.

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