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Commissioners approve last week's plan

Updated: November 5, 2003, 10:53 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved a plan Tuesday to commit $73 million in tax money toward a new ballpark for the World Series champion Florida Marlins.

County officials announced last week that they would direct $35 million in convention development tax money and $38 million more in professional sports franchise facility tax money to the planned stadium.

The plan had to be finalized by commissioners Tuesday -- or else the $35 million plus $15 million more would ...

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