Fla. Legislature Passes Bill To Aid Sport Projects
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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) –A new door could open for sports entities looking to build a stadium or upgrade current facilities in Florida.
The legislature passed a bill Friday which would give them sales tax rebates.
The Marlins opened a new stadium last year.
The Rays have been discussing the idea of building a new stadium to replace the downtown St. Petersburg dome they play in now.
The bill (HB 7095) would establish a pool of $13 million that could be spent each year, with no team or project receiving more than $3 million a year. The projects must be cost a minimum of $100 million to qualify for the rebate.
The bill awaits the signature of Gov. Rick Scott.
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