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SBD/January 28, 2013/Facilities
Published January 28, 2013
FISH OUT OF WATER? A South Florida SUN-SENTINEL editorial stated of the Dolphins' $400M proposal to upgrade Sun Life Stadium, "When you look at what they want, and who would pay it, and ownership's commitment to pay half the costs of stadium upgrades, the Dolphins' plan makes good economic sense for Miami-Dade, South Florida and the state." The private-public plan "deserves enthusiastic support because it will brighten a shining jewel that benefits us all in many ways." The proposal is a "fair and relatively painless request. We hope our region's legislative delegation gets behind this effort and ensures its passage in Tallahassee" (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 1/27).
THIS AND THAT: In Milwaukee, Don Walker noted the Miller Park stadium district is "reporting that it received $25.8 million in sales-tax distributions in 2012, down slightly from the year before." The district in '11 "received a total of $25.9 million in sales-tax distributions" (JSONLINE.com, 1/26)....In Louisville, Gregory Hall reported in a "bit of corporate housekeeping" at Churchill Downs Inc. HQs this month, one of its corporate entities was "renamed Churchill Downs Racetrack LLC." Churchill Downs officials said that the change gives the race track "its own corporate entity, much like already exist for the company’s other tracks" (COURIER-JOURNAL.com, 1/27).