The Real Deal Miami

Stadium negotiations stuck over financial concerns

March 03, 2009 02:48PM

Miami-Dade County commissioners agreed today to cancel their planned vote on the new Florida Marlins stadium in Miami. The financial terms of the deal for the new stadium, originally scheduled for city and county commission votes this week and
next week
have become increasingly controversial. Miami-Dade County Commissioner
Carlos Gimenez wants the terms of the deal changed to make the
baseball team responsible for most of the $630 million
project, in turn making the county’s contribution no more than
$90 million.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez has instructed the county
manager, George Burgess, to stop working on the plan until after it’s
been debated and voted on by the city commission.