Marlins To Get New Stadium, New Name
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
And let's stay in Florida for today's last word in business, which is about construction in Miami. The city's real estate market has been devastated, but construction will begin this summer on a new stadium for the Florida Marlins. It'll cost half a billion dollars and have a retractable roof. And the project includes a notable change: The team will no longer be called the Florida Marlins. They will depart from recent sports trends. They will not follow the tradition of the New England Patriots, who embraced a whole region in search of fans. They're not going to be the New York Giants, who are really the New Jersey Giants, based on where they play.
The Florida Marlins will become the Miami Marlins, actually named after the city where they will be - although there could still be some confusion, since the stadium will be in a section of town called Little Havana.
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