This story filed tonight about Florida's vote today:
- The bill also includes language that would allow a county or city to vote to use its local half-cent sales tax to help a Major League Baseball team, such as the Florida Marlins, build a stadium.
It sounds like the portion of the bill asking for $60 million to build a Marlins stadium was defeated,
while the Orlando Magic was successful in getting their $60 million.
- But, they didn't forget baseball in Florida completely. They're worried about spring training camps moving to Arizona, & are coming up with cash to help teams improve SPRING TRAINING FACILITES.
For example, THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES WILL RECEIVE $15 million from Florida
to improve their spring training camp in Ft. Lauderdale. Florida legislators see baseball as clean industry.