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Tony Villamil Quoted in Miami Herald on the Future Soccer Stadium Location

WEG Principal, Tony Villamil, contributes to recent discussions in the Miami Herald on the proposed site for a soccer stadium next to the Miami Marlins Stadium. Despite the controversy regarding the former Orange Bowl site, Tony explains that “there are local businesses that do make good money providing services to the [Marlins] stadium, and it’s too early to claim failure on sports’ promised impact to Little Havana.” Tony also says the idea that an entertainment district would pop up around the stadium was always a long-term vision, and one that required zoning changes in the area around the stadium, which never happened. In addition, “If you do soccer, now you’ve got almost year-round entertainment,” Tony said. Read more here

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