A group of residents opposed to converting part of a downtown Dallas park to a sports stadium has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a contract between the city and developers.
(See lawsuit here.)
The city has entered into a partnership with developers led by Dallas Mavericks General Manager Don Nelson to create a sports stadium in Reverchon Park, a 40-acre tract that currently offers a small ballfield used by some local amateur teams and North Dallas High School’s baseball team. It holds about 700 spectators. The proposed stadium would seat about 3,500 and could host several different sports as well as entertainment events.
The action filed in state district court in Dallas County claims the city violated legal requirements in approving the stadium proposal and asks the judge to void the deal. Among other alleged problems, plaintiffs say the city failed to hold public meetings as required by state law.
“A total lack of transparency and due process” led to the deal to build the stadium, the opponents, composed of city watchdogs and neighbors of the park, said in a press release.
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