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CedarPhin
03-10-2009, 07:27 PM
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/baseball/florida-marlins/story/941421.html


The financing plan for the proposed Florida Marlins stadium took a potentially severe hit in January, with a 22 percent plunge in the hotel taxes counted on to cover most of Miami-Dade's portion of the new $639 million ballpark.

Looks like they may be headed to Vegas or Portland.

playmaker1
03-10-2009, 07:39 PM
I'm hoping Portland, Would be fun to play the M's and only be a few hours south. There is just no sports really in this corner of the country.

Dolfan3773
03-10-2009, 09:00 PM
God, I hope not...that sucks big time...:(

Dolphins7273
03-10-2009, 10:00 PM
This is old news. They won't move anywhere since the economy is in the ****ter and no other market is really capable of putting up that kind of money for a stadium. It's either Miami or contraction. I still say this gets done, though.

Roman529
03-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Hopefully they can finance it. I can understand why the Marlins sometimes only have 5000 people at a game. Who wants to broil for three hours in the Summer Sun? I don't know about Portland, but I know that things in Vegas haven't been good, and housing prices and real estate has taken a huge hit. Maybe the Phins could consider putting a retractable roof up as well so more people would show up or the games (along with lowering prices so more people could buy season tickets).

milldog
03-10-2009, 10:57 PM
The Marlins probably have the best big league prospects in all of baseball. We have so much talent at the minor league level that we will be a tough team with superstars for years to come. That's the only way small market teams can compete. It just sucks wheever these prospects turn to gold and our FO won't pay em and we have to ship them out to the Yankees, Red Sox, etc. I hope they can figure out how to keep this extremely talented club here.

PhinzN703
03-11-2009, 09:30 AM
Hopefully they can finance it. I can understand why the Marlins sometimes only have 5000 people at a game. Who wants to broil for three hours in the Summer Sun? I don't know about Portland, but I know that things in Vegas haven't been good, and housing prices and real estate has taken a huge hit. Maybe the Phins could consider putting a retractable roof up as well so more people would show up or the games (along with lowering prices so more people could buy season tickets).

And for night game, what is the fans excuse then?

djfresh47
03-11-2009, 10:29 AM
I don't care where the stadium is. Six hundred fans to a game is a joke. The Marlins need to leave or be contracted.

CUBANBADGUY
03-12-2009, 06:49 PM
Sheesh... Unfortunately, it just needs to happen...