City Council Discusses Prostitution-Free Zone for Cowboys Stadium for Super Bowl XLV


Jun 23, 2010

If you’ve been convicted of a prostitution-related offense, you might want to hold off on buying tickets to Cowboys Stadium for Super Bowl XLV.

While the stadium was still under construction, police in Arlington, Texas, started Operation Spotlight to battle the city’s ongoing problems with prostitution. Now, with a Super Bowl coming to the stadium in 2011, the city is stepping up its efforts to crack down, The Dallas Morning News reports.

On Tuesday, Arlington City Council discussed a proposal for a prostitution exclusion zone. The ordinance would set boundaries that people convicted of prostitution-related offenses couldn’t legally cross, effective for one year.

The proposed zone includes a section of Arlington, including Cowboys Stadium, as well as Six Flags Over Texas and Rangers Ballpark.

If approved, a violation of the ordinance would be considered a Class C misdemeanor, which is the equivalent of a speeding ticket.

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