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Super Bowl LII Competition

After being shutout of hosting Super Bowls L or LI in 2016 and 2017, the Miami Dolphins are again attempting to become the host of the NFL's championship game, applying for Super Bowl LII in 2018.

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Super Bowl finalists do not include Miami

The Miami Dolphins applied for consideration as a potential host for Super Bowl 52. They didn't make it to the finalist list.

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Ross statement after Miami shut out of Super Bowls

The Miami Dolphins failed to claim one of the two Super Bowls handed out today by the NFL. After the vote, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reacted.

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Miami shut out of Super Bowls

As expected, the Miami bid for either Super Bowl L or LI came up short, as the San Francisco and Houston bids claimed the two championship games. The league voted on the bids earlier today.

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Jimmy Cefalo discusses Miami presentation for Super Bowl bid

The three potential host cities for Super Bowls L and LI, Miami, San Francisco, and Houston, will make their 15 minute presentations tomorrow, followed by the owners voting.

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Goodell: "Want to see the Dolphins stay in Miami"

The Miami Dolphins saw their public funding request die without ever hitting the floor of the State House of Representatives. The team has stated that, without the money, they cannot guarantee the team will stay in Miami. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell weighed in yesterday.

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Miami Super Bowl bid sounds awesome, unfortunately

The Miami Dolphins announced the plans for their Super Bowl bid today, laying out what they have to offer to the 31 other owners around the NFL. Unfortunately, they cannot offer a renovated Sun Life Stadium, and that will likely kill the chances for winning the game.

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Dolphins stadium argument gains more witnesses

The Miami Dolphins' argument with Florida's Speaker of the House of Representatives Will Weatherford has been a he said / he said argument for the past week. Now, it's taking on a few more sides, all against Weatherford's version of the events.

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Florida House fails to vote on Stadium bill

Congratulations to the San Francisco 49ers and their new stadium in Santa Clara, California. With the failure to even allow the bill to come to the floor for a vote, the Florida House of Representatives handed Super Bowl 50 to the new stadium being built in California. The move also gives Super Bowl 51 to Houston's Reliant Stadium.

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Dolphins, County Reach Stadium Financing Agreement

The Miami Dolphins and Miami-Dade County have reached an agreement for public funding to assist in the $350 million renovation plan for Sun Life Stadium. The deal, once certified by the County Commission on Wednesday, will be put up for a vote from the Miami-Dade citizen on May 14.

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Dolphins: No Super Bowl, Public Can Remove Funding

The Miami Dolphins are asking the Miami-Dade county community to pay for about $199 million in upgrades to Sun Life Stadium. Team CEO Mike Dee today said that if the team does not get awarded one of the two Super Bowls to be decided upon in May, the team will give the public the option to not pay for the upgrades.

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No stadium upgrades means no Super Bowls

The Miami Dolphins have asked Miami-Dade County and Florida to assist them with paying for a set of proposed renovations to Sun Life Stadium, stating that the site will not be competitive for future Super Bowls without the upgrades. After the NFL Owners Meetings this week, it appears that may not be an idle thread.

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Dolphins Make New Public Funds Plan for Stadium

The Miami Dolphins are trying to secure public money to fund about $199 million of the $400 million renovations to Sun Life Stadium the team says are necessary to continue to compete for Super Bowls. According to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, the team has adjusted its initial plan.

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Dolphins Look for May 14 Referendum

The Miami Dolphins are looking to conduct major renovations to Sun Life Stadium in hopes of landing Super Bowl L, the 50th anniversary of the NFL's Championship game, in 2016. The team has asked for $199 million in public funding, and want to have a decision before the NFL owners meet in May.

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Fins' stadium deal contingent on Super Bowl 50?

Think the Dolphins' plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium rests squarely on voter approval? Think again.

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Dolphins Agree to Referendum on Stadium Funding

According to a Sun Sentinel Report, the Miami Dolphins have agreed to a voter referendum in Miami-Dade County over the team's plans for public funding to renovate Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins are attempting to receive $199 million in public funds to assist in upgrading several aspects of the stadium, and hope to have everything in place before the NFL's Owners' Meeting in May determines the host site for Super Bowl L.

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Sun Life Renovation Bill Takes Next Step in Senate

The Miami Dolphins are currently asking the Florida State Legislature to approve a public funding plan that would provide around $199 million to the team for upgrades to Sun Life Stadium. The proposed plan received another victory yesterday, passing out of the State Senate's Commerce and Tourism Committee.

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Miami-Dade Approves initial Stadium Plan

In a small, but important, first step toward the proposed upgrades to Sun Life Stadium, Miami-Dade County has endorsed the public financing initiatives requested. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has asked for a one cent increase in the county bed-tax, as well as a $3-million-a-year sales tax rebate on good and services sold at Sun Life Stadium. The non-binding resolution passed 9-4.

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Miami Add Marino, Griese, Taylor to Super Bowl Bid

South Florida is making a strong push to be the host of Super Bowl L in February 2016. The area, and Miami Dolphins' home Sun Life Stadium, is one of two finalists under consideration by the NFL for the game. To make a better presentation, Dolphins legends Dan Marino, Bob Griese, and Jason Taylor joined the South Florida Super Bowl Bid Committee yesterday.

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Super Bowl L Finalists: Miami and Santa Clara

Yesterday, reports surfaced that South Florida had been named a finalist for Super Bowl L, giving the Miami Dolphins their first chance to host the game since 2010. The 50th game will be held in February 2016, and is a milestone game that had been desired by multiple cities.

In yesterday's reports, it was thought that New Orleans' Superdome, which will host the 2013 game, was the other finalist against the Miami area. As of Super Bowl XVLII, to be played February 3 of next year, New Orleans will tie Miami as the city to host the most Super Bowls, with 10 each.

However, it's now become apparent that New Orleans is not in the running for Super Bowl L, instead the city is working to land Super Bowl LII in 2018, which will mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans.

South Florida will actually be against the San Francisco 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara, California. The NFL has made a habit lately of awarding Super Bowls to new stadiums, including 2012's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapols' Lucas Oil Stadium and the upcoming 2014 game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. That could give Sant Clara the edge on Miami.

However, it is also thought the NFL could be looking to host the milestone 50th game in a city with Super Bowl tradition, as well as keep the game in a warm weather climate after the New Jersey game. The average temperature in Santa Clara at the beginning of February ranges from 45 degrees to 60 degrees, while in Miami the temperature range is between 61 degrees and 77.

The NFL could also use the awarding of Super Bowl L as a way to try to leverage the city of Miami, Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida governments into assisting the Dolphins in funding renovations to Sun Life Stadium. The NFL and the Dolphins have been looking for ways to upgrade the stadium, originally named Joe Robbie Stadium when it opened in 1987, including adding a cover over the stands to prevent rain and the heat from making game attendance unpopular for fans. The Dolphins are also thought to be looking to move the lower bowl seats closer to the field now that the Major League Baseball Miami Marlins are no longer using the field.

The announcement of the Super Bowl L host will most likely be made during the league's spring meetings. Whichever of the two finalists is not awarded the 2016 game will compete against Houston for Super Bowl LI in 2017, according to reports.

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