Almost 62% of Oklahoma City voters last week approved a plan to extend a 1% sales tax to finance improvements at the city-owned Ford Center so it can be the new home of the National Basketball Association’s Seattle SuperSonics.

The tax was to expire Dec. 31, but will now be collected through June 2010. It is expected to generate $121 million, with $100 million dedicated to work at the downtown arena and $20 million for a basketball practice facility for the team.

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