Salt River Tribe uses stimulus loan for stadium
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona is taking advantage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to build a new baseball stadium on the reservation.

The tribe was just awarded $22.56 million in bonding authority under the law. But the tribe has instead chosen to apply for a tax-exempt loan program that was also part of the stimulus act.

The loan, which could be as high as $30 million, will be used to finance a stadium for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. The project is expected to cost $100 million.

"It's not free money," tribal treasurer Anthony Farese told The Arizona Republic of the loan program. "It isn't a grant."

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Stimulus will aid baseball complex (The Arizona Republic 9/17)

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
H.R.1 | S.1

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Salt River Tribe to build Major League stadium (7/17)
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