DETROIT (AP) — The operator of Joe Louis and Cobo arenas in downtown Detroit owes the cash-strapped city more than $971,000 in unpaid property taxes on the venues.

The Detroit Free Press reports Thursday that tax documents show Olympia Entertainment has been in arrears on the taxes since 2009.

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Olympia Entertainment is part of Mike Ilitch’s stable of companies. Ilitch also owns Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers and the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings.

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Ilitch is seeking a $650 million multiuse development, which would include an events center.

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved legislation to help finance a project that would include a new hockey arena. The bill has been returned to the House and would allow use of tax dollars collected by the city’s Downtown Development Authority for the project.

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