The Florida Marlins have won a major legal victory in their quest for a $550-million bond-financed baseball stadium, but the project is now a year behind schedule.

Although a court ruling has cleared the way for the ballpark’s financing plan, Marlins president David Samson told the Miami Herald last week that the opening of a 37,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium will not take place until 2012 - a year later than originally planned.

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