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Houston stadium project makes progress

The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority formally agreed on Thursday to take a role in the construction of a stadium for MLS's Houston Dynamo. The authority's board voted unanimously to accept the city and county's request that it negotiate a lease with the Dynamo, oversee construction of the stadium and then serve as its landlord.

The vote followed news earlier this week that the city, county and the Dynamo reached an agreement for the Dynamo to invest $60 million in a stadium with the city and county each pledging $10 million toward infrastructure. Texas Southern University will also play its football games in the stadium.

"This is kind of the last piece of the puzzle,” said David Turkel, director of the county's community services department. “Now that we have everything in place our governing bodies can formally consider it."

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