ALBUQUERQUE — Mayor Tim Keller is proposing a package of six infrastructure projects that he said will help grow the city’s tourism and convention industries.

Keller’s announcement of the $28 million package submitted Friday to the City Council says it would be funded by proceeds from refinancing existing bonds and not increased taxes.

The package includes facilities for softball, soccer, track, baseball tournaments and the convention center.

The projects include replacing the city’s 16-year-old indoor track, constructing a multi-use soccer facility and rebuilding, upgrading and expanding other sports facilities.

Other projects include upgrading the convention center, connecting downtown and the convention center with a new multi-use trail and preserving open space for Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta landings.

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