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  • New Marlins stadium to have South Florida vision and views

    New Marlins stadium to have South Florida vision and views
    The Florida Marlins' lengthy quest for a new ballpark came off the drawing board Saturday with a ceremonial groundbreaking, but the team's vision goes beyond creating a field of its own and controlling its own revenue. It's about making a statement. So...
  • Are you hooked on Marlins yet?

     
    It???s after Memorial Day, and the Marlins are in first place. The Marlins are 10 games over .500. Are the Marlins for real? That???s the question baseball fans have been asking since season???s start. You look at the starting......
  • Marlins Stadium Update ??? To Be Continued

     
    Deadlocked in their vote for a new ballpark for the Marlins, the Miami City Commission decided instead to hold off further votes until next month. The commission???s ballpark discussion will continue on March 12, which presumably will give time for......
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 2-1, no, wait another break

     
    Miami City Commissioners reconvened, but are no closer to a deal. Their meeting has devolved into political chaos. In responding to Commissioner Marc Sarnoff???s proposals to cover extra costs of parking garages and to turn over naming rights and any........
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 2.13 million (The scene at Miami City Hall)

     
    There???s a full house at Miami City Hall this morning, where the city commission is late starting its meeting to consider funding for a $515 million ballpark for the Marlins. Some in the audience are clad in Marlins jerseys and......
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 215,090,118 (Observations and additional thoughts on Friday???s proceedings)

     
    As my regular readers know, I gave up handicapping whether the ballpark project will happen several years ago. I have been covering this for too many years and seen too many bizarre things ??? especially Friday???s Miami City Commission meeting......
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 304,305 (Mark your calendar)

     
    The Marlins said they hoped to get their ballpark issue resolved before March 12 ???- the date Miami City Commissioners chose to continue last Friday???s meeting ??? the one that lasted more than seven hours. The city and Miami-Dade County......
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 666 (Political meltdown)

     
    With just a few days until the Miami City Commission is to vote on the Marlins ballpark agreements, things got ugly today. After Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones released on Friday a list of demands to protect her district before......
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 151531309

     
    Exactly a month after the Marlins ballpark got caught in limbo when Miami City Commissioners deadlocked in a 2-2 vote on financing for the $515 million venue, the team forged a partnership aimed at helping to jumpstart the project. The......
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 868,686

     
    The historic compact the Marlins struck with the NAACP and Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce on Friday to ensure 15 percent of stadium construction and operation contracts go to black-owned businesses was rescinded Tuesday. The team, NAACP and chamber made...
  • Marlins Stadium Update No. 2,424,086

     
    On Friday, the Marlins, NAACP and Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce signed a pact to ensure 15 percent of the construction and operations contracts on the new ballpark go to black-owned businesses. On Sunday, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said the timing......