Rooting on our three major teams is the fun part, maintaining them is the expensive part.

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish introduced legislation this week to cover renovations of the three arenas.

Cuyahoga County is preparing to finance $60 million worth of repairs to the arenas. The roof over Quicken Loans Arena will soon be replaced, and the Cleveland Indians will get a scoreboard upgrade. FirstEnergy Stadium could also see some renovations.

The money comes from the county’s latest 20-year tax on alcohol and cigarettes, which voters approved in 2014. The controversial legislation passed last year with 56 percent of the vote.

The county began collecting the taxes in August.


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