Sunday Feb. 17, 2008
MIAMI (AP) -- There's another plan on the table to build a new
ballpark for the Florida Marlins. This one would be built on the
site of the Orange Bowl.
The Marlins and two local governments have ironed out the
financial details of a 515-million-dollar proposal for the new
According to a memorandum from county manager George Burgess,
the newest version of the stadium proposal requires that Miami-Dade
County contribute 347 million dollars in funding, including 297
million in tourist tax dollars.
The 94-page document states that the city of Miami would be
required to pay 13 million dollars, which does not include an
additional 10 million for the Orange Bowl's demolition.
The Marlins would contribute 155 million dollars for the
ballpark, which would open in 2011.
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