Securities and Exchange Commission opens investigation into financing of the Miami Marlins stadium

MIAMI (AP) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into the financing of the Miami Marlins' new downtown stadium.

SEC subpoenas to the city and Miami-Dade County are seeking a long list of documents and records.

These include records of meetings between government officials and Marlins and Major League Baseball executives. The subpoenas also want campaign contribution records and documents related to taxation of stadium parking garages.

An SEC official says in a letter the probe is focused on whether any federal securities laws have been broken in the $634 million stadium financing deal.

The stadium is set to open for the 2012 season. The Marlins are on a spending spree to sign free agents including ex-Mets star Jose Reyes.

The SEC probe was first reported by The Miami Herald.

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