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Written by The Staff   
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 01:51

New Marlins StadiumCould the Marlins be moving to Pompano Beach?

For months,  Pompano Beach, Broward County and Florida Marlins officials have discussed financing a stadium that would be built at Pompano Park Harness Track, city officials said Tuesday. As reported:

The talks have not yet yielded a completed deal, but Pompano Beach Mayor John Rayson and Broward County Mayor Ben Graber said they are excited about the possibility of bringing the Marlins to Broward -- a prospect that has seemed unlikely for years as county commissioners have been unenthusiastic about putting tax dollars toward another sports venue. The county commission raised the county hotel bed tax 2 percent in 1996 to help pay for BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, home of the Florida Panthers hockey team.

Both mayors called the discussions "complex" and would not disclose any of the financing details.

"There are possibilities," said Rayson, who has toured the track with representatives of the Marlins and the track's owner, Isle of Capri. He said one possibility is relocating a set of older stables at the track to make way for a stadium.

(The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

 
 
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