Some Albuquerque residents are working to beat the stadium bond subject

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Residents of the Barelas and South Broadway neighborhoods protested Wednesday morning against the proposed New Mexico United stadium. Members of the Stop the Stadium campaign go door to door encouraging people to vote against the stadium loan.

If voters approve the bond next month, the city will invest up to $ 50 million in building a 10,000 to 12,000-seat football stadium for New Mexico United. Campaign members say a stadium will drive up property prices and the money should be spent on affordable housing.

The city says a feasibility study shows the stadium could have an impact of more than $ 384 million over a 30-year period. On Wednesday afternoon, a pro stadium group called the NM United For All Campaign sent the following statement:

We know the event that is being organized today by the Party for Socialism and Liberation and parishioners, and they have the right to express their views. We believe Albuquerque should address our city’s priorities such as public safety, affordable housing and homelessness through the US $ 140 million loan that we will vote this November, and which we strongly support. We also know that Albuquerque’s success is deeply rooted in investing in the future quality of life of our community. We encourage Albuquerque voters to join with us and invest in all bonds, including the People’s Stadium, which we can all be proud of for generations to come.

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