While our attention is obviously on the the presidential election tonight, there are tons of other important things being voted on, including in the sports world where we have stadium votes for MLB’s Texas Rangers and the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.

Well, it appears that at least the Texas Rangers aren’t leaving their town, as — while the votes have not been 100% counted — Arlington mayor Jeff Williams has declared victory on the new Rangers ballpark vote, according to MLB.Com’s TR Sullivan:

The new $1 billion — if not more $ — stadium would feature a retractable roof and keep the Rangers in Arlington for the next 30 years. If the vote did not pass, the Rangers would stay at Globe Life Park in Arlington through 2024, with no guarantee of remaining in Arlington after that.

The Rangers understandably have not declared victory until it is 100% official that the team is getting the new ballpark in Arlington, but the organization did tweet out thanks to volunteers and voters for the support:

We wrote in June how the new ballpark could be misleading taxpayers, and it will be interesting to see the reaction of the opposition on the vote passing.

[CBS DFW; Star-Telegram]

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