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WHAT IS AND NEVER WAS -- HUIZENGA'S WAYNE'S WORLD

     Monday's cover story in the MIAMI HERALD's Business section
examines the now-defunct Blockbuster Park, Wayne Huizenga's mega-
development that was to have been built in Miramar, FL.  Now that
the plan has been aborted, it remains uncertain what to do with
the land and where Huizenga will build a new hockey arena and
baseball park for his teams.  One possibility is for Blockbuster
parent company Viacom to sell the land -- possibly to home
developers.  Or, they could develop the land themselves, perhaps
with a partner.  If the park had been built in Miramar,
Huizenga's Panthers would have moved to a new arena there, a site
he has yet to rule out.  Other proposed sites for an arena
include Hollywood, near Joe Robbie Stadium and a site near
Sawgrass Mills.  As for a baseball stadium, Huizenga would like
to move his Marlins out of Joe Robbie Stadium and build in
Miramar, but he acknowledges that is a remote possibility.
Huizenga:  "I don't think there are any front-runners.  I just
think we have to start all over" (Don Finerock, MIAMI HERALD,
12/19).
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