The Florida Marlins are preparing for a July 18 groundbreaking for their new 37,000-seat retractable-roof ballpark after Miami-Dade County last week priced most of the bonds for the $515 million facility.

The county on June 29-30 priced $340 million of bonds, including $90 million of refunding debt. It had difficulty selling some of the bonds within interest rate caps established by elected officials and fell short of pricing the desired amount by $6.2 million.

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