One down, one to go:
Miami City Commissioners approved a plan to build a $639 million Florida Marlins ballpark Thursday, nudging the long-debated stadium one step closer to reality.
With a 3-2 vote, the commission approved the 37,000-seat stadium on the site of the demolished Orange Bowl. Marlins president David Samson said afterward the team hopes Miami-Dade county commissioners will give final approval to the project at a meeting next week so construction can begin.
As for the “debate” leading up to the vote, Neil deMause at the excellent Field of Schemes blog put it best: “People in suits: in favor. People in casual clothes: opposed.”
The people in suits won, of course. It kind of always works that way, doesn’t it?