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City of Miami's vote on Marlins ballpark delayed

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[March 05, 2009]  MIAMI (AP) -- A vote on a new ballpark for the Florida Marlins is being delayed again.

City of Miami spokeswoman Kelly Penton on Wednesday said commissioners are not expected to vote on a proposal to bring a 37,000-seat stadium to the city's Little Havana neighborhood until March 19. The commissioners were scheduled to discuss most of the agreement Friday.

Earlier this week, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez instructed the county manager to stop working on the stadium plan until the city reached a final vote on the proposal. Alvarez also asked the county commission chairman to hold off on the county's vote on the deal.

The Marlins have long sought a new home. Since their first game in 1993, the team has shared a stadium with the Miami Dolphins of the NFL.

[Associated Press]

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