In the Dec. 31 editorial, Preserving Crandon Park for the public, about the recent Third District Court of Appeals ruling against the Miami Open tennis tournament upgrading facilities at county-owned Crandon Park Tennis Center, which could lead to this world-class tournament leaving the area, there must be a misspelling at the beginning of the last sentence.
It says, “Commend Mr. Matheson for his public-spirited mission.” Surely you must mean condemn.
It’s mind boggling to think that the Herald believes that Bruce Matheson is right in his battle to chase out of town an event that attracts 300,000 spectators and has an economic impact of $386 million, the equivalent of a Super Bowl.
The editorial fails to mention that more than 70 percent of voters in a referendum last year supported the upgrade of facilities.
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It also fails to mention that the tournament, not taxpayers, will put up $50 million for the upgrades.
Jim Martz, publisher-editor, Florida Tennis magazine,