Oklahoma City voters will decide today whether to continue a 1-cent sales tax to pay for $121 million in improvements to the Ford Center and a new NBA practice facility.
The vote is described by city leaders as a referendum on whether the city wants an NBA team.
The NBA's Seattle SuperSonics have applied to relocate to Oklahoma City, and NBA owners are scheduled to vote on the request next month.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has said the fate of that relocation request depends on the outcome of today's vote by city residents.
If the proposal is approved:
•The 1-cent sales tax currently paying for MAPS for Kids, which is set to expire at midnight Dec. 31, would continue for 15 more months, raising about $100 million to renovate the Ford Center and $20 million for a new NBA practice facility.
•Improvements at the Ford Center would include decorative floors and walls, new concession areas, renovated rest rooms, new suites, NBA locker rooms, office space, a family fun zone and other improvements.
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