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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 04 May 2007 08:53

Proposed Marlins StadiumOnce again, the Florida Marlins have struck out in the Florida Legislature.

The Florida Senate adjourned in Tallahassee today, and the chances to bridge a $60 million funding gap for a new baseball-only stadium went with it until they reconvene next year, although the possibility of a special session where the matter might be addressed has not been completely ruled out. This year was seen as the best chance for a deal to happen, but in the end, politics between the House and Senate was seen as the main issue killing the deal. As reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

The measure's failure is a significant blow to the team, Miami-Dade County and Miami city officials who thought the state would finally grant the funding on the sixth try in the past eight years.

"It's very disappointing. I thought this was going to be the year," Miami Mayor Manny Diaz said Friday afternoon when it looked as if the bill wouldn't be considered by the Senate. "Everybody did."

But as he did after the funding request wasn't heard in the Senate in 2005, Diaz vowed not to give up on completing a deal.

"What happens is I'm going to go back and fight harder than ever to find a local solution to the building of the stadium and keeping the Marlins," Diaz said. "I think if we put our heads together, I think it can still be done."  
 
 
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