The Miami Dolphins have endured way too much for way too long when it comes to playing games at home with a baseball diamond in the middle of the field. From missed clutch kicks off the dirt to twisted ankles in puddles of mud, the Florida Marlins have made playing in Miami a death trap for not just the visiting team but the home team as well. Now, according to an article yesterday on ESPN.com, that dirt in-field may finally be going bye-bye.
The report says that the Marlins and two government agencies have reached a deal in principal that will move the Marlins out of Dolphins stadium, now shared as well with the Miami Hurricans, and into a brand new stadium on the hallowed grounds of the soon to be imploded Orange Bowl.
The deal which has yet to be officially announced or voted upon could cost the city a total of 23 million with demolition costs, the Marlins around 155 million, and Miami-Dade County around 347 million with 247 of that million coming from tourist tax dollars. The stadium proposal will cost over 500 million dollars. No word on whether it would be a multi functional stadium.
In any case, this is good news for the fans of the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Hurricanes, and any other visiting team as well.