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Funk Jr. well aware there are more critical projects in MAPS 4 than a multipurpose stadium

A proposed multipurpose stadium is shown in this artist’s rendering that was shown to the Oklahoma City Council. [PROVIDED]
A proposed multipurpose stadium is shown in this artist’s rendering that was shown to the Oklahoma City Council. [PROVIDED]

Bob Funk Jr. doesn’t want to take money from the needy in Oklahoma City.

He’d have to answer for it at home.

Funk is married to Kim Garrett, the executive director of Palomar, the family justice center helping victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and child abuse. Her work not only changes lives but also saves them.

His work isn’t so life or death.

Click here to read more about the new multipurpose stadium proposed in MAPS 4.

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MAPS 4 proposed soccer stadium. $40 million rendering of the multi-purpose stadium from the perspective of a concert and a sporting event as well as a portrayal of the inside concourse area.

MAPS 4 proposed soccer stadium. $40 million rendering of the multi-purpose stadium from the perspective of a concert and a sporting event as well as a portrayal of the inside concourse area.

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