Wednesday February 28, 2007

Everybody knows that building baseball stadium with public funds is a terrible idea. Currently a proposal for a Marlins baseball stadium (total cost: $450 million; Marlins ownership contribution: $45 million; public contribution (city, county, and state): $405 million) is being seriously considered. Miami Vision tries in vain to justify the concept with some interesting ideas. “A few million here, a few million there, it all adds up.”

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  1. dig    Thu Mar 1, 10:12 AM #  

    it would be ok if the public truly owned the stadium and if revenues from the stadium would be shared proportionally.

  2. Biscayne Bystander    Thu Mar 1, 07:30 PM #  

    Anything would be better than the Marlins current contract with Huezinga.

    According to Dan Le Batard, of the Miami Herald, “It should be recalled that Huzienga, one-time owner of the Marlins and still owner of pro player stadium, has subjected the Marlins to the worst lease deal of any team in Major League baseball. The Marlins play in a tough baseball market anyway, but Huizenga’s own cutthroat greed is one reason why they languish financially.”

  3. alesh    Thu Mar 1, 11:22 PM #  

    I’m told that Miami baseball fans are one of the worst, most disloyal, in the country. Can anyone confirm/deny this?

  4. Mark Scott    Thu Mar 8, 06:45 PM #  

    Its WAY past time for a public uprising to get these elected officials assholes attention and out of the developers pockets. I’m surprised that no elected official has gotten the assasins bullet already.probably just a matter of time. One can only hope. What else will get them to go to bat for the working man/woman?