When rumors swirled recently that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro might be dead, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado said the city had a plan to keep Miami’s streets orderly.
“Protestors go to the Orange Bowl,” he said.
That might make sense — if the Orange Bowl still existed. The football stadium was demolished in 2008, and the new Marlins Ballpark built in its place.
“The last plan we had was to set up a stage [for protestors] at the Orange Bowl,” Regalado clarified. “Obviously, that plan was never updated.”
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The rumors of Castro’s death were not confirmed. Still, Regalado admitted the city would have to make new arrangements.
One thing the revised plan isn’t likely to include: the new ballpark.
“I don’t think the Marlins would want that,” Regalado said. “Knowing them, they would charge to protest.”