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Written by The Staff   
Tuesday, 20 March 2007 16:01

Proposed Marlins FacilityTwo Florida state legislators would like to see any legislation that would help fund a new stadium for the Florida Marlins—either at the state or at the county level—be subject to voter approval.

Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando and Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton announced the proposed legislation at a news conference on the Capitol steps. As reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

The bills would require the approval of voters in any jurisdiction that proposed to use tax money to build a stadium. If state taxes would be used, a statewide referendum would be required. If county money were to be used, it would require a countywide referendum. The bills would also make it difficult the stadium to be exempt from property taxes.

Bills are moving through the Legislature that would give the Florida Marlins a $60 million sales tax rebate to build a 37,000-seat, retractable roof ballpark in downtown Miami or on the site of the Orange Bowl. The city and county have worked out a $490 million deal to build it. Under the plan, the team would pay $207 million toward construction, with the city and county paying most of the rest with tourism-related taxes. The plan calls for the first $2 million in sales taxes generated by the stadium each year for 30 years to go toward construction and maintenance.

To view renderings of the proposed Marlins ballpark, select this link  

 
 
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