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Friday, May 05, 2006

FLORIDA CITIES 'CAN VOTE' TO AID TEAMS 'LIKE THE MARLINS...'

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.

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