(Downtown) - On the steps of Cleveland City Hall, Council President Kevin Kelley announced that the Cavaliers have agreed to match every dollar collected in admissions taxes for debt service on the Quicken Loans Arena restoration fund.
Kelley says the money will go into the city's general fund.
The Cavs have also agreed to refurbish all the basketball courts in Cleveland's recreation centers, and to help Habitat for Humanity restore 100 Cleveland homes over the next 3 years by using proceeds from the team's watch parties.
Among the leaders supporting the new deal are Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, State Senator Sandra Williams, and Harriet Applegate of the North Shore Federation of Labor.
Cleveland City Council is preparing to vote on the deal tonight. Critics have claimed that funding the county and city are providing for the restoration should be spent on neighborhood projects.
(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)
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