Friday, January 09, 2004

Miami Proposes Linking Ballpark to Orange Bowl

Interesting plan proposed to keep the Marlins in South Florida.



From Herald.com - Your Miami Everything Guide

Miami city leaders on Thursday proposed building a baseball-only stadium for the Florida Marlins at the site of the Orange Bowl that would adjoin the existing football facility along its northern flank.

Consultants working for the city said the cost of the two-in-one sports complex would run at least $375 million, including a major overhaul of the historic city-owned stadium, home to the University of Miami football team.

But the ballpark proposed by the city would not include a retractable roof -- a feature Marlins team officials have said is vital to the team's financial success in South Florida.