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The Controversial Sports Complex at the Fly is Dead

A big supporter of the Carrollton Boosters' controversial sports complex planned for the Fly says the project is now dead.

John Payne, the main man behind the project, says after weeks of negotiating with the group Save the Fly NOLA, the plan has proven to be "too divisive." He will be returning the more than $4 million donated by backers including Drew Brees and Tom Benson.

Want to see what lead up to this point? Check out our timeline detailing the controversy from the very beginning.

Supporter says soccer complex at 'The Fly' is dead [WWL-TV]