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11-15-2012, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Gberg View Post
I absolutely hate it when owners try to get taxpayer funding for their stadium, and if they don't, they'll threaten to move (Edmonton/Katz). It's just not right.

And.... Go Blue Jays!!!
This is a common tactic. However, if Miami Dade County was prudent, they would have demanded some share of direct profits or some level of control in exchange for the $357 Million in taxpayer money. Instead, they effectively handed that money over to Loria with no strings attached. It was a 'gift'.

Needless to say, this will serve as a lesson for future municipalities when teams come knocking at the door asking for a subsidy.

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