WQAM/Miami Asks Marlins To Lower Price
March 13, 2006 at 5:52 AM (PT)
With owner JEFFREY LORIA conducting a fire sale of the team's talent, the FLORIDA MARLINS are facing a request by BEASLEY Sports WQAM-A/MIAMI to reduce the rights fee the team pays for game broadcasts. The MIAMI HERALD's BARRY JACKSON reports that the team has balked at WQAM's request to reduce the nearly $3.5 million the station pays the team under a deal that still has two seasons to go; WQAM sued to reduce its fee the last time the team sold off its best players in 1998, with the parties settling out of court.
The MARLINS traded or sold many of their most familiar players this WINTER after the state of FLORIDA rejected attempts to provide tax money for a new stadium adjacent to the ORANGE BOWL.