publicly funded stadiums

Curtis Compton Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP / Miami Herald

Officials in Palm Beach County are trying to lure the Atlanta Braves to South Florida. Actually, it would be a return of the Braves to the county. Currently the Braves have talked about a $100 million dollar complex with a 10,000-capacity stadium.

Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana believes the stadium and the team would be a great economic boost for the community. 


International soccer star David Beckham says the only thing keeping pro soccer from Miami is a stadium. That is indeed a challenge. While Beckham has said he doesn’t want “public funding,” his group has hired a Tallahassee lobbyist to pursue to a sales-tax subsidy, and it’s unclear if he’ll pay market rate for any public site.  

Editor's Note: WLRN-Miami Herald News asked members of the Public Insight Network to respond to the news that South Florida would not host Super Bowl 50 and 51.   

Editor's Note: WLRN-Miami Herald News asked members of the Public Insight Network to respond to the news that South Florida would not host Super Bowl 50 and 51.