MIAMI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The court battle over the financing for a proposed Florida Marlins stadium being planned for Miami took a step forward today after a judge indicated that she is likely to give a favorable ruling in the case on October 2nd.
The court battle was joined when local auto dealer and former Philadelphia Eagles co-owner Norman Braman brought suit against the Miami-Dade County, The Marlins and others over a plan to build the Marlins a new $515 million dollar stadium, a park at Bicentennial Park, and pay off a $484 million construction debt at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts with taxes levied on hotel rooms Marlins tickets. Braman contends that the allocation of this money should require a vote by tax payer referendum.
Although the court has stated that it intends to follow the court's most recent ruling on the matter which determined that referendums aren't required, the judge acceded to a request by Braman's attorneys to wait until October 2nd to make her ruling, the Miami Herald reported.
"I'm not going to change my mind," Cohen told Marlins Attorney Sandy Bohrer . "I'll sign the order Oct. 2." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers