How about some non-Wilma news?
Secret meetings have been held about building a Marlins stadium next to Dolphins Stadium, but a deal won't happen unless the team or Miami-Dade County surprisingly pitches in a lot more money.
Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga has offered to sell a piece of land next to Dolphins Stadium in order for a ballpark to be built. But no deal was struck in a recent meeting involving Marlins president David Samson and top officials from Huizenga Holdings and the county. The Marlins -- who declined comment -- emerged pessimistic.
Discussions turned to that site after it became apparent that a deal would not be reached to build a stadium next to the Orange Bowl. The funding gap for the OB site has grown to $100 million. The gap for a ballpark next to Dolphins Stadium would be less, but not significantly so.
Building a second facility near Dolphins Stadium would help Huizenga if he builds retail shops and restaurants on site, which he has mentioned as an option. Owner Jeffrey Loria remains reluctant to move the Marlins to another city.