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There could be a few problems with the $300 million estimate for a ballpark in San Antonio.

But here's where the $300 million myth collapses: The projection does not include the cost of land. It does not include the cost of additional infrastructure, such as new streets, access roads or drainage. It does not include the cost of overruns.

Knowing TxDOT the way I do - the streets, access roads and drainage will more than likely be picked up by the State.

The overruns....that is an entirely different matter.  I will go out on a limb here, at this point in time, there is no stinkin' way the Marlins are going to cover this tab.

So how was the $300 million figure arrived at?

Wolff insists he did not pull his stadium estimate out of the political blue.

"I got it from the Marlins," he says. "David Samson, the president, told me $310 million -- and that's without a roof."

I think I am starting to see the problem here.  

Read the article, it is short, and it will give some insight to the San Antonio Stadium problem - at least on the construction level.

Since Dr. F asked, we will deliver:  News from Charlotte.

A commissioners meeting was called to discuss the ambitious plan.

The backer of a plan to bring major-league baseball to uptown Charlotte has until April 1 to prove the plan could work, or he'll lose his turn at bat.


Board members also said they need to know the identities of the private financial partners who would back the 38,700-seat stadium in Second Ward proposed by Charlotte real estate lawyer Jerry Reese.

Commissioners said they think Charlotte-Mecklenburg's chances of scoring a major-league team right now are slim.

Unless Mr. Reese is a magician this deal is dead.