The vagabond/transient franchise will finally have a place to lay its big ol’ fish head: and it looks like it was the place where the Hurricanes and Dolphins abandoned.
The funding, detailed in a 94 page document, breaks down simply like this: the Miami Dade County contribution will be $347M dollars which is composed of $297M in tax dollars generated from tourism and another $155M contributed by the Florida Marlins.
The project will be centered in the Orange Bowl, where a demolition will take place and the new, 37,000 seat stadium will be erected. The new stadium is going to feature a retractable roof as well, which will obviously help the Marlins draw crowds to games during the rainy season in South Florida.
Some are skeptical about the Marlins new stadium and its supposed benefits. Still, the stadium proposal is a part of a larger, billion dollar project that looks to overhaul downtown Miami and redirect the flow of traffic.