Broward Stadium? Can You Hear the Crickets?
If you’re like me and you wished Broward would have pushed for a Marlins stadium, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy the next story. I’ve heard about this before but I never thought it would happen:
The long-awaited, $70 million Central Broward Regional Park — the most expensive new park the county has built — opens today, drawing local dignitaries and international cricket officials to one of the most ethnically diverse cities in South Florida. The 110-acre site, at the intersection of State Road 7 and Sunrise Boulevard, is a sprawling campus of picnic shelters, pavilions and shaded playgrounds. In the middle sits a 5,000-seat multipurpose stadium designed as the first international cricket venue in North America.
We would like to congratulate Broward for its fine investment. Having the only international Cricket venue in North America (yes, even the Canadians don’t have one) is sure something to put on the chamber of commerce brochures. Definitely better than being the home of 2-time World Series Champions the Florida Marlins.
Update: And look at that, this new Cricket park has failed to generate economic benefit to the community.