BRADENTON, Fla. - The Florida Marlins last Thursday finally won approval for a new $525 million ballpark from the city of Miami and Miami-Dade Countycommissioners, but it is unclear if the deal will be affected by several lawsuits aimed at blocking it.

City commissioners, on a 4-to-1 vote, approved a baseball stadium agreement outlining the bond financing plan and other elements, such as the Major League Baseball team remaining in South Florida for 35 years and changing its name to the Miami Marlins.

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