Under a January 2009 memorandum of understanding between the City of Hialeah and Major League Baseball, a youth baseball academy is to rise within city limits, with Major League Baseball financing up to $3.2 million of it. The youth academy was promised in the deal that brought public financing to the new Miami Marlins stadium. The stadium and the academy were supposed to rise simultaneously, but the stadium opened April 4 and the academy has yet to break ground.