A $60 million deal is in the works to fund three Orlando venues.
Channel 9's Lori Brown asked if it's an appropriate use of the tourism development tax.
The tourism industry is the goose that lays the golden eggs for central Florida's economy, and decisions about how to spend the tax dollars it creates are critical.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said Tuesday he's working with
$20 million would help build a soccer stadium, $12 million would create more amenities for the Citrus Bowl and $25 million would help finish the next phase of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
An unspecified amount would give a boost to tourism advertising campaigns.
The $60 million venue plan
"First we heard about the soccer stadium, then immediately thereafter, 'Well we need more money for the Citrus Bowl, 175 million is not enough.' Then all of a sudden, 'Yeah, we need more money for the Arts Center.' Coincidental? Perhaps," said Commissioner Fred Brummer.
Brummer said the priorities for the tax should be filling hotel rooms and keeping the convention center state of the art.
"My concerns are, does it add to the tourism community?" Brummer said.