The Marlins stadium will cost $1.18 billion by the time the debt is paid in 2048.
As I drive by the venue everyday, I see that leather canvas covering the entire stadium already looks yellow and in need of replacement. Why was canvas covering chosen instead of just painting the stadium if the concern was about glare bothering drivers?
Why did the owners decide to throw canvas over an entire stadium that the sun and the weather would destroy so quickly? There has to be another reason why they threw a tarp over a brand-new stadium. Did the roof leak as soon as this project was completed?
Was the welding in the sheet metal defective? Was the canvas cover a quick fix to avoid delays in opening? Now on top of the ridiculous sums that the stadium cost taxpayers we will be replacing this eyesore of a tarp every nine years.
It appears that this white elephant is now turning yellow before our eyes.
Wilfred Lara, Miami