Bill to increase funding for Four Winds Field goes to Governor's desk

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A bill that would allow South Bend to collect more tax revenue for entertainment venues like Four Winds Field is heading to the Governor's desk.

Senate Bill 326 is expected to be signed into law by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

The bill would bring $5 million to the city each year for 20 years, a $100 million investment overall.  

The first $5 million will be split evenly for improvements to Four Winds Field and projects by South Bend Venues Parks and Arts.

According to Senator David Niezgodski, who co-authored the bill, funding could also go to improvements at the Morris Performing Arts Center.

"This legislation is a leg up for the City of South Bend and its residents," Niezgodski said. "SB 326 allows our city to play fully to its strength—creating exceptional spaces for community and enhancing quality of life for citizens."

SB 326 does not raise taxes but sends current taxes to a special entity instead of the state.

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