MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Major League Baseball players are often paid in the neighborhood of $20 million or more each season. But what about paying $20 million per fan? That’s roughly what Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami are paying through the first two years of Marlins Park.
When the Marlins moved to Marlins Park, the new stadium was supposed to solve all of the attendance problems for the team. The new stadium would draw fans and make Miami a destination for baseball, according to the Marlins.
That’s been anything but the truth through the first year and a half of Marlins Park.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, the new stadium has translated to about an additional 100 fans per game compared to the team’s time at Sun Life Stadium.
Assuming the stadium will cost roughly $2 billion when it’s completely paid for by the county and