After a long day of debating, Miami-Dade County approved transferring the Orange Bowl fund ($50 million) to Project Number 50A (the Marlins Ballpark) and approved a $3 billion investment package which includes the port tunnel, street car, museum, and of course the ballpark. Quite a few commissioners openly expressed their support for the ballpark and it looks like the momentum is moving in the right direction.

Next up: the sides need to finalize the actual agreement.

Update: Notice the use of the word “will”:

“It’s the biggest vote to date,” Marlins president David Samson said. “It sets up a process in which a stadium deal will be completed.” [Emphasis added]