Much like being promised one of those really neat helium balloons to only find out you are getting some lame cheap blow up imitation, the stadium deal is looking less promising than originally reported. It appears that MLB.com's article painted too rosy of a picture.
DuPuy had this to say:
Forget what I said yesterday about the funding gaps being covered, it is the same as it ever was.
Officials would not say how much each side is expected to contribute to a stadium or the overall price tag, which is likely to be closer to $500 million than previous projections.
The public portion of financing the stadium, apparently, requires the state to chip in and judging on how successful that has been in the past - this deal is far from done. Florida does have a new governor who is more receptive to the possibility of helping fund the stadium but he can't sign a bill that never reaches his desk.
We have been in this situation almost countless times before and none of them have worked out. Will this one be different? Maybe. But it is hard to get one's hopes up. The ultimate problem is that the clock is ticking and unlike baseball, the clock is a factor here.
The Miami Hearld has a more scathing article about funding the stadium with the use of public funds.