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2009-09-01 09:47:28

An appellate court was set Tuesday to hear arguments from an auto dealer seeking to halt the construction of the new Florida Marlins' stadium, officials said. Norman Braman, who was stymied last year in his legal battle to force a referendum on the building of the $609 million ballpark and parking structure, was to argue his case before the state of Florida's Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, The Miami Herald reported. Braman's argument that a public vote was necessary to approve the...

2009-07-18 20:53:45

Saturday's contest between the Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies was postponed by rain. Right fielder Jeremy Hermida had given Florida a 2-0 lead with a two-run double in the bottom of the first, but the rain returned following an earlier 90-minute rain delay at Miami's Land Shark Stadium and the game was called. A makeup date has not been announced, but the Phillies are scheduled to return to Miami for two games Sept. 22-23. Philadelphia will try to extend its seven-game winning streak...

2009-07-01 14:58:12

Miami-Dade County commissioners have approved a proposal to build a new baseball stadium for the Florida Marlins in Little Havana. Site preparation work was scheduled following an early Wednesday morning meeting to deal with last-minute changes and $300 million of the $306 million in bonds that will pay for construction of the new baseball stadium in the city's Little Havana section. Team president David Samson told the commissioners the team would will pick up the $6.2 million difference....

2009-06-19 15:28:31

Commissioners in Dade County, Fla.. have approved a series of minor technical changes to the proposed new Florida Marlins Stadium, The Miami Herald said. The plan to construct the facility in the Little Havana section of Miami potentially will cost $515 million and Friday county officials told the newspaper they are hoping to break ground July 18. The Miami City Commission made a similar vote on Thursday. The report added that County Manager George Burgess is concerned a court case would...

2009-03-24 14:14:04

An approval from Miami-Dade commissioners has changed the Florida Marlins to the Miami Marlins and given the Major-League Baseball team a permanent new home. The county commission voted 9-4 Monday in favor of the new stadium after nine hours of debate, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday. I'm very happy, very pleased,' said team owner Jeffrey Loria, who won similar approval from Miami City Hall four days earlier. The new stadium, which is to have 37,000 seats under a retractable roof, is...

2009-03-19 21:07:32

Miami city commissioners voted Thursday to approve a new stadium for the Florida Marlins, moving the $634 million project a step closer to reality. The commissioners, by a 3-2 vote, said they favored building a 37,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium on the site of the old Orange Bowl. Final approval, however, is up to the Miami-Dade County commissioners, who are to vote on the issue Monday. The Marlins, who became an expansion team in 1993, have played throughout their history at the home of...

2009-03-03 12:02:14

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez says voting on a controversial new ballpark for the Florida Marlins baseball team should be delayed indefinitely. Saying he was appalled by the behavior of elected officials and the toxic political climate the ballpark issue has created, Alvarez called Monday for an indefinite delay of voting on several stadium issues that were scheduled for Friday, The Miami Herald reported. A last-minute demand from key Miami City Commission swing vote Michelle Spence-Jones...

2009-03-03 12:02:14

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez says voting on a controversial new ballpark for the Florida Marlins baseball team should delayed indefinitely. Saying he was appalled by the behavior of elected officials and the toxic political climate the ballpark issue has created, Alvarez Monday called for an indefinite delay to voting on several stadium issues that were scheduled for Friday, The Miami Herald reported. A last-minute demand from key Miami City Commission swing vote Michelle Spence-Jones...

2008-07-14 18:00:21

By Sarah Talalay, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 14--MIAMI -- Auto dealer Norman Braman is exercising his right to a day in court to show how Miami-Dade County, the city of Miami and the Florida Marlins are misusing public dollars for $3 billion in projects, including a Marlins ballpark, without a vote of the people, his attorneys argued Monday. "What he's asking for is dollars designated to help neighborhoods and communities are used to help neighborhoods and communities and not a...

2006-03-05 23:11:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major League Baseball signed a lease for a new ballpark for the Washington Nationals on Sunday, a major step in ensuring the team remains in the capital. The District of Columbia Council approved the lease last month, which calls for the construction of a new park along the Anacostia River and contains a provision calling for a cap on the city's spending for the project at $611 million. MLB officials had expressed reservations over the cap, which was not part...


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