Dade County Ready To Sign Another Deal With The Marlins

Just a few years after being burned for nearly $3 billion by the Marlins, the county is ready to  make another deal with the team – on a much smaller scale.

Dade aviation officials have approached the Marlins and asked them to operate a retail store selling team merchandise in Miami International Airport’s North Terminal. The Marlins will pay nearly $17,000 in rent for the space or 8% of gross revenues, whichever is greater. A Miami Heat store in the same terminal is said to be operating successfully, and the airport is in talks with the Dolphins to open a store.

A Dade committee approved the deal today. The lease will need to be approved by the full county commission.