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Written by The Staff   
Friday, 27 October 2006 02:52

Proposed Marlins Stadium DesignWith a new labor deal in hand, MLB will focus on completing a new stadium deal for the Marlins in South Florida after the World Series. Two representatives from MLB were in Miami this past week, and MLB president and CFO, Bob DuPuy has been speaking with Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess and Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina recently.

As reported:

"I expect that we will, in fact, turn our attention to this over the next 60 days to try to get something done," DuPuy said while attending the World Series at St. Louis. "Now that [the labor deal] is done, the Florida stadium situation remains a critical one for us."

The Marlins, who declined to comment, have been focusing talks on financing a stadium at Hialeah. Meanwhile, MLB also has been exploring building a stadium at downtown Miami and has contracts to purchase land south of Miami Arena. Although those contracts are expected to expire before year's end, DuPuy said there is still time remaining on them.

(The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

 
 
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