Marlins stadium deal blows up real good (Baseball Prospectus Unfiltered)

After sorta kinda liveblogging the Florida Marlins stadium vote for fieldofschemes.com, I recapped the mayhem for BP’s blog:

The Miami city and county commissions both had hearings scheduled today to vote on approving the Florida Marlins stadium deal, but that’s now in doubt after the city hearing erupted in chaos after two of its four members balked at approving the deal.

The resistance was led by commissioner Marc Sarnoff, who said he would only vote for the deal if the Marlins: 1) agreed to pay cost overruns on stadium parking garages, 2) gave the city a cut of naming-rights revenue, which is currently slated to go only to the Marlins, and 3) promised to use any proceeds from the sale of the team to pay back the public’s costs before pocketing any profits… [read more]

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