Miami-Dade to contest $4.2M in Marlins Park costs

Marlins Park at 501 Northwest 16th Avenue in Miami
Marlins Park at 501 Northwest 16th Avenue in Miami

The Miami Marlins’ construction expenses are still piling up, while Miami-Dade County officials are contesting about $4.2 million of it to date.

Jose Galan, acting director of the real estate development division, said the disputed expenses will head to arbitration for a resolution regarding the $4.2 million, though a date has not yet been set. His division is tasked with determining if the expenses comply with the construction administration agreement that was made as part of $640 million development of Marlins Park at 501 Northwest 16th Avenue.

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The sale of county and municipal bonds paid for most of the stadium project and its parking garages. The team agreed to take off $720,000 from its expense list. Arbitration will be skipped for those items.

The county owns the stadium and leases it to the Marlins. The total cost in tax revenue is said to exceed $2 billion. It will be paid off over the next 30 years. [Miami Today] Mark Maurer