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(WSCR) If you’re a White Sox fan, you’ve probably been to Bacardi at the Park, but did you know that you paid for it?

A report from the Chicago Tribune exposes that the  new restaurant just outside of U.S. Cellular Field, was, in fact, paid for by tax payers money.

The Tribune reports:

The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, the government agency that built and owns The Cell, paid $3.2 million for construction of the restaurant plus just about everything inside the place, from walk-in refrigerators to bar stools, the Tribune and WGN-TV found in a joint investigation.

Another $3.7 million from the agency went for infrastructure upgrades for water and sewers at the Gate 5 plaza that made the restaurant possible.

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