DALLAS — Arlington, Texas, appears to have regained its footing on debt service for the $1.2 billion Dallas Cowboys stadium and could retire the sales tax revenue bonds early, officials said.

Five years after the city issued its first bonds for the voter-approved project, revenue is running ahead of projections, officials said, as is income from parking and ticket fees. The trend lines are significant because the stadium financing coincided with the recession and a bond market upheaval that forced the city to refinance its variable rate debt.

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