February 8, 2006

D.C. council reverses course, OKs stadium lease

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing course, the Washington,
D.C., city council early on Wednesday approved a new stadium
lease with Major League Baseball, capping the city's project
costs at $610.8 million and easing a threat that Washington
Nationals could move elsewhere.

New language inserted in an emergency measure won enough
support to allow the lease to pass by a 9-4 vote, less than two
hours after the council rejected it 8-5.