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Sarasota County decides to fund stadium fixup

02/13/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The debate over whether the Cincinnati Reds will continue to train in Sarasota Took another turn yesterday when Sarasota County Commissioners voted to offer $17.6-million toward the renovation of Ed Smith Stadium.

Commissioners voted 4-1 to allocate the money. One of those Commissioners, Paul Mercier, who previously said he would not fund the proposal, obviously had a change of heart.

Commissioner Nora Patterson also had a change of heart. She had previously favored using the half-ce...

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