Wednesday April 27, 2005
Well, it’s one step closer to official: the Marlins are getting a new stadium near (yes, near) the Orange bowl. Total budget is $420 million. The State legislature today agreed to kick in $60 million.
Critical Miami is generally so over Governments taking taxpayers’ money and giving it to sports teams (actually, giving money to any huge industry that obviously doesn’t need it) for no reason at all. We’re just going to say “good fucking grief,” and get on with our lives.
Oh, two more things. The vote passed the house 90-26 (hasn’t passed the senate yet, but does the house vote help you guess how that’ll go?). And another $75 million is going for a Nascar museum in Daytona Beach.
Critical Miami is going to start ordering everything from Amazon, because we’ll be damned if 6 cents on every dollar we spend is going to this crap.
Update (5/8/05): Heh. Turns out the deal didn’t go through, after all. Now we’re $30 million short of what’s needed for the new stadium. The Marlins are apparently talking to Las Vegas about the possibility of moving.comments powered by Disqus