The Real Deal Miami

Braman stadium suit appeal fails

October 15, 2009 10:20AM

Auto dealer Norman Braman — the most visible opponent of public funding for a new stadium for the Florida Marlins — may have seen his quest quashed in court. The Third District Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a lower court decision that dismissed Braman’s seven claims against the project. Braman was seeking a voter referendum on the proposal to finance the $515 million stadium with $360 million of public funds, among other concessions. Polls showed voters were overwhelmingly opposed to the deal, which won approval from both the Miami city and Miami-Dade county commissions. [Miami Herald]