“Game over: Anti-stadium group that fought to get Prop A on ballots won’t campaign for it”
Fair Play Austin, the political action committee financially backed by the head of the Circuit of the Americas, announced Monday it will not campaign for the Major League Soccer stadium voter proposition it helped put on the ballot.
The announcement is a major blow to supporters of Proposition A, which calls for elections on any lease of city-owned property for a sports or entertainment venue. Fair Play Austin’s spokesman Chris Lippincott said in a news release that recently approved ballot language for Prop A had drifted too far from the ordinance’s original intentions.
…On Monday, the American-Statesman obtained a copy of a legal memo Austin United requested from local law firm Thompson & Knight. It provides a framework of points Austin United is likely to use to assail Prop A in the coming months.