The Real Deal Miami

Stadium approval remains unsure

February 19, 2008 11:09PM

Whether plans for a $525 million stadium for the Florida Marlins in Miami will go through is still unclear, as a number of concerns raised by Miami-Dade County commissioners remained unresolved days before the vote on the issue. The current deal calls for construction of a 37,000-seat, retractable-roof ballpark. One concern was that only $155 million, or 30 percent, of the cost would be contributed by the team, with much of the remainder coming from tax money.