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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Minutes after a major decision in Arlington, opponents of a new Texas Rangers ballpark started a campaign to defeat it.
Peggy Rudd and her husband Bill went door-to-door on Division Street with flyers in hand less than an hour after the city council put a proposal for the new ballpark up for a vote in November.
“If they come out of the house and want to talk to us, we talk to him and tell them what we believe,” says Rudd.
Rudd opposes a tax that would fund half the cost of the billion dollar ballpark.
It’s a complex proposal but Rudd’s argument against it is simple. High paid players just want an indoor stadium.
“They get paid millions of dollars and can’t play the game in the sun,” says Rudd.
Gina Woodley says the new ballpark is needed because it will cost the city too much if the team moves.
“It will be a really bad domino effect — jobs to be lost in the city, the stadium will just sit there empty… there’s just so many negative things,” says Woodley.
Opponents admit they have their work cut out for them.
But Arlington has 380,000 residents and if you’re one of them, Peggy Rudd is determined to make it to your door.
“We are walking,” says Rudd. “We covered over 10,000 homes just my husband and me.”
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