(AP) - The New York Yankees and Mets have won their fight for more funding to help with their new stadium projects.
On Friday, the city's Industrial Development Agency approved new public bond requests for the teams, which were already given hundreds of millions in tax-exempt bonds in 2006. The vote followed two contentious hearings this week.
The teams sought additional help as costs increased on the new ballparks, which are expected to be completed this year. Opponents say the original deals were unfair to taxpayers.
The Yankees asked for another $259 million in tax-exempt bonds and $111 million in taxable bonds. That is on top of $940 million in tax-exempt bonds and $25 million in taxable bonds already granted for its $1.3 billion Bronx stadium.
The Mets wanted an additional $83 million, after the $615 million already approved for their $800 million Queens park.