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Friday, June 19, 2009

Marlins Stadium: Important Question

The Marlins estimate: $389.4 million for ballpark construction.

However it was reported yesterday, that Tampa is estimating the cost of building their new retractable stadium at $450 million.

How could there be such as gap?

Is this another case in the model of the Miami-Dade Performing Arts Center where they will plead poverty in the middle of the project? Will it be like the PAC, where their pleas down the road got them more tax money? No one will want to leave a half finished project with so much invested.

Something doesn’t smell right with the stark difference of these two estimates. Is the Marlin number just bait to reel us in?

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