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Waco approves an authority that gives a city oversight to the new Baylor Stadium.

The City Council consented to the Baylor Waco Stadium Authority in its meeting Tuesday night. The group will give city oversight to non-university events at the new Baylor Stadium. A locally appointed board will govern the Authority. Harold Cunningham will serve as chairperson and former mayor Virginia DuPuy, Glenn Robinson, Jim Sartain and Joseph Wade will fill out the rest of the board. It will assume authority when the stadium opens in fall 2014.

Waco mayor Malcolm Duncan says this will help ensure the stadium will provide a valuable service for the community. 

Baylor says they will also hire SMG to provide pre-opening services for new stadium, manage the venue during non-game day events, and book and manage all non-Baylor events at the facility.  The university will also hire Dallas based Club Corp to operate a private member club restaurant at the stadium.  

"Baylor Stadium, it's a lot about football but it's going to be a year round event center and we're excited about that from the city's point of view," deputy city manager Dale Fisseler said. 

The council also approved Fisseler as the new city manager when Larry Groth steps down next spring. Council members all voiced their support for the current deputy city manager.  

"It's a great sense of responsibility I was really appreciative of the confidence they have in me and I'm going to do my best to make sure I don't disappoint them," Fisseler said.

Fisseler says he wants to work on helping the homeless in Waco throughout his tenure as city manager. The Waco native will take over in March, 2014.

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