In all of the possible stadium options I have always heard Broward County mentioned, but never seriously. It seems that has changed.
The talks have not yet yielded a completed deal, but Pompano Beach Mayor John Rayson and Broward County Mayor Ben Graber said they are excited about the possibility of bringing the Marlins to Broward
Both mayors called the discussions "complex" and would not disclose any of the financing details.
"There are possibilities," said Rayson, who has toured the track with representatives of the Marlins and the track's owner, Isle of Capri. He said one possibility is relocating a set of older stables at the track to make way for a stadium.
And that's the rub - the Isle of Capri. Nothing against the establishment but even if a deal and the financing can be secured, it is not clear that it will pass muster with MLB.
Think of it as the Vegas southeast. The last thing MLB wants to see is a bunch of photographs of players in the tabloids coming out of a casino after the game.
My guess is the Hialeah deal is still the front runner but up to this point, the funding gap still hasn't been closed.