Senate sends Marlins ballpark measure to floor vote

Updated: May 3, 2006, 11:14 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Senate approved an amendment late Wednesday that put the Florida Marlins back in the game for a new ballpark at a site in northwest Miami-Dade County.

The amendment was approved by a voice vote that sets up a floor vote, possibly as early as Thursday. The vote could certify the baseball team as Florida's ninth professional sports franchise eligible for a $60 million subsidy over a 30-year period.

Marlins president David Samson, in Washington to watch ...

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