Commerce City voters to decide ticket tax proposal |

Commerce City voters to decide ticket tax proposal

DENVER ” Commerce City voters in November will be asked whether an 8 percent charge should be added to public ticket sales in the city, with proceeds going toward building a new Boys and Girls Club.

Officials for two of the city’s biggest attractions oppose the measure. Mile High Music Festival promoter Chuck Morris and Colorado Rapids owner Kroenke Sports Enterprises say the proposal would hurt ticket sales.

The Rapids of Major League Soccer play in Commerce City. The music festival drew more than 90,000 people to the city in July.

Land acquisition, operating and building expenses for the Boys and Girls Club facility are estimated at $7 million. City Councilman Jim Benson says the tax would disappear once the money is raised.

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