Monday, March 12, 2007

Florida Marlins ballpark plans just one big mess

The discussion and debate for a new stadium for the Florida Marlins has more moving parts than you can imagine.

The focus now lies on two alternatives... a rebuild of the Orange Bowl, which would be contingent on the Miami Hurricanes moving to Dolphin Stadium. The second involves an expensive downtown location, on a parking lot north of the government center. If the 'Canes stay at the Orange Bowl, they will want money to rehab that venue, funds which would be diverted from the ballpark. Then there are proponents of a plan to build a Children's Courthouse on the downtown site, a plan which has the support of many civic boosters.

The Florida Marlins are surprisingly mum on the whole debate, except that they have stated that they will not play at Dolphin Stadium once their lease expires after the 2010 season.

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