DALLAS - A group of business and city officials recommended yesterday that Dallas consider building a $185 million downtown sports and entertainment project that would replace the outdated Reunion Arena and help prevent two professional sports teams from relocating to the suburbs.

"We do have a sense of urgency," city manager John Ware told Dallas council members at a briefing yesterday. "The community and the city needs to act and needs to act aggressively to preserve our current situation."

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