The Real Deal Miami

Stadium critic denied

September 10, 2008 12:01PM

Miami auto dealer Norman Braman’s fight against public financing for a new Florida Marlins baseball stadium received a knockout blow on Tuesday. Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge Jeri Beth Cohen ruled that the $515 million project would serve a paramount public purpose and upheld the county commission vote letting the project proceed. Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess said the county was comfortable and extremely confident in its position, its motivations and its view of the benefits of a new stadium.