I'd be really surprised if the Miami city commission doesn't vote to help the Marlins build a new stadium--I seem to be in the minority of people who think it's a bad idea to use public money to make rich people richer, but I can deal I guess. At least the state's not kicking in any green--that would piss me off, seeing as FAU may have to turn away students because of budget cuts. All the public money is coming from the city and county, and while it's a sizable chunk of change, at least it's not coming from a pie I have a huge interest in. Selfish, I know, but I'm trying to be an optimist here.
And I guess the name change makes sense as well, though it'll feel odd. Miami is paying for the stadium, not Florida, so Miami Marlins it is.