View Full Version : Marlins fail to win final stadium approval in Miami

02-14-2009, 11:07 AM

The contract ran into trouble at the city when Commissioner Marc Sarnoff said he thought the team was getting too sweet a deal. He and Commissioner Tomas Regalado opposed the deal, but Sarnoff suggested three new provisions: that the Marlins help cover cost overruns on the parking lots, that they turn over proceeds from naming rights and that if the team is sold within 10 years, any profits would go to the city and the county.

"I just don't think it's taxpayers' job to enhance a man's asset," Sarnoff said. "It's not taxpayers' job to increase the franchise value. And if the franchise value right now is $300 million and it goes up to $600 million, it seems to me the taxpayers should benefit from that franchise increase in the event of a flip."

I have to agree with this. At least there is still a chance they'll be gone.

02-14-2009, 11:41 AM
They really need their own ****ing stadium. They have one of the best young team's in baseball and have no fan base whatsoever. WTF!

02-14-2009, 11:44 AM
Sad day...They will probably move away from SF...

02-14-2009, 11:46 AM
Who the hell wants to watch baseball outside in August in miami. You have to be out of your mind. They need a dome before they can build a fan base.

SCLSU Mud Dogs
02-14-2009, 12:49 PM
seriously i'm sick of these ****ing business men and congressman, all they ****ing care about is their own pockets and not about anyone else. I ****ing love watching the marlins play and they deserve their own stadium. What does that say to the team? We want you to play for our city but we don't want you to have your own stadium. Absolute ****ing bull **** right there

02-14-2009, 12:51 PM
Maybe they'll move to Portland.

02-14-2009, 03:30 PM
Who the hell wants to watch baseball outside in August in miami. You have to be out of your mind. They need a dome before they can build a fan base.

Thank you . . . . I hate when people say the Marlins need a fanbase . . . the Marlins have plenty of fans . . . which is proven by their always high TV/radio ratings.

I don't think people understand the concept of Miami in August . . . not only is it the most humid spot in the country at that time . . . u just have no idea the traffic for a 7 p.m. game on a weekday . . . and then u risk the game getting rained out.

They need a retractable roof, more than any other team in the league. Until they get that, the fanbase just isnt going to be what it can be. There is still alot of trust issues with the fans and Marlins after the firesale . . . and many find it to be a slap in the face to have to pay for a stadium out of their own pocket in this economy. I live in Broward, so it doesn't effect me, but I can understand why Miami-Dade is struggling with the decision. I only go to a handful of games a year . . . but even with free tickets, people just tend to find it to be a hassle to head down there during the week.

I love my Marlins, hell my car has a Marlin tag (the other car has a Dolphin tag) with Marlin insides and I am a big fan . . . but they have to make the fans more welcome if they want to build the base. And then, there is no guarantee that Loria STILL won't move the team . . . and leave Miami stuck with the bill . . . I mean there is so many loopholes . . . beginning with how they got this site and this far . . . they know if they vote on this in Miami Dade, it would get shot down . . . renovating the OB is one thing . . . destroying and trying to build new for the Marlins is different.

02-14-2009, 04:35 PM
The vote was re-scheduled to March 12.

02-15-2009, 03:08 PM
I really hope this goes through, I dont want the Marlins to move from from Miami

02-16-2009, 03:10 PM
I don't want the Marlins to leave but it is my personal belief that the city has an obligation to a team. It's ridiculous that they haven't been able to meet halfway yet.

02-16-2009, 03:53 PM
Not to sound like a dick, but I just want the infield gone.

02-16-2009, 04:41 PM
I want the Marlins to stay and get their own stadium but it should not be up to the taxpayers to make it happen especially when the organization will more than likely flip our team for a huge profit and not share one penny with the ones who funded the stadium from the get go (the taxpayers). I'm not making this up, they will put up a small portion for stadium while we front the majority, all the while they want to control and keep most of the revenue. Wow!!! These guys are extremely brilliant buisnessmen and if they pull this off I'll be extremely surprised. Know the facts and I'll bet you won't want this stadium under these circumstances.

02-16-2009, 05:41 PM
Who the hell wants to watch baseball outside in August in miami. You have to be out of your mind. They need a dome before they can build a fan base.

You hit the nail on the head. Nobody, unless they absolutely have too wants to go outside during the summer time in Florida. The heat and humidity can be absolutely brutal at times.

02-16-2009, 08:28 PM
What really sucks is they are a good team and fun to watch. Wish they would look to have the stadium closer to West Palm but looks like we'll lose them!