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Plan to move Miami Open to Dolphins stadium in jeopardy

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By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) - An agreement to move the Miami Open to the Miami Dolphins' stadium is in jeopardy because of a previously undisclosed audit concerning how much money the tennis tournament owes Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the deal after it was amended to have the financial issue resolved by an independent arbiter. But a Miami Open official told the commission the new terms were a deal-breaker that could force the tournament to leave South Florida.

The agreement became public last week, after tournament officials signed paperwork with the Miami mayor's office to move from their longtime home on Key Biscayne to the Dolphins' stadium beginning in 2019. Showcase matches would be held in the 65,000-seat stadium, with other matches on the adjacent grounds.

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