In a story completely unrelated to Jeffrey Loria’s discussions with the city of Las Vegas, the AP is reporting that the Florida Marlins are getting the heave-ho, effective 2010 from the ghastly Pro Player Stadium.
Pro Player Stadium president Bruce Schulze said 2010 is the last of a series of one-year lease options for the Marlins, who share the complex with the Miami Dolphins. He said dropping the Marlins would let the stadium pursue such events as cricket and soccer.
The stadium in northern Miami-Dade County belongs to Dolphins owner and Marlins founding owner H. Wayne Huizenga.
With the recently launched ProCricket league having struggled to draw crowds above the double digits (not unlike the Marlins), it makes plenty of sense for Huizenga to keep as many dates possible free.