ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A former official in the city of Arlington says the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb misuses its perk of a free suite at AT&T Stadium.

Arlington received the suite from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones when it lured the team from Irving to a new site.

Bill Snider, also a past president of the Arlington Sports Authority, told WFAA-TV that the suite was intended to be used for encouraging business growth, particularly since the commercial areas near AT&T Stadium remain undeveloped.

But WFAA found that the mayor, city council members and their spouses comprise about two-thirds of the guest lists at almost every event.

Snider said the suite was not meant to be "a perk for being an elected official."

The city's mayor, Robert Cluck, declined to be interviewed.