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Dolphins planned renovations for Sun Life Stadium die in State House

The Miami Dolphins saw their hopes for a renovated Sun Life Stadium, capable of attracting Super Bowl and NCAA National Championship games dashed when the Florida House of Representatives failed to even take a vote on the funding request.

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Ross offers full renovation funding, with catch

The Miami Dolphins lost their chance to host the 50th Super Bowl during last year's owners meeting, in large part due to the state of Sun Life Stadium. With a public-private partnership for funding shot down by the state legislature, owner Stephen Ross now has announced he will fully fund the renovations privately - but he has a request.

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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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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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Speaker Will Weatherford fires back at Dolphins

I understand the sensitivity of this topic, but I would like to share to those that are concerned about the topic.

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Dolphins future in Miami?

The Miami Dolphins saw their bid for public assistance in renovating the 26 year old Sun Life Stadium die on Friday night. Could the failure of the House of Representatives to vote on the funding request ultimately lead to the Dolphins leaving Miami?

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Did Norman Braman kill Dolphins funding bill?

The Miami Dolphins' quest to win public funding for a series of upgrades to Sun Life Stadium found an unceremonious death on Friday, when the State House of Representatives failed to even take a vote on the measure. Supporters see former Philadelphia Eagles owner Norman Braman behind the move.

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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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Senate approves funding bill, Early voting starts

The Miami Dolphins' request for public funding to upgrade Sun Life Stadium passed another hurdle on Monday when the Florida State Senate approved the legislation. The State House of Representatives still has to pass the bill before it goes to Governor Rick Scott for signature.

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Sun Life Funding Referendum Approved

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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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State clears Dolphins to pay for referendum

The Miami Dolphins had offered to reimburse Miami-Dade County for the cost of a public referendum requesting public funds for the renovation of Sun Life Stadium. Yesterday, the Florida state elections office cleared the plan for the team to pay back the county.

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Mike Dee Lowers the Boom on Norman Braman

Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee took to Twitter yesterday to lay a smack down on former Philadelphia Eagles owner Norman Braman. Braman, who has a net worth of $1.6 billion and owns several exotic car dealerships in Florida and Colorado, has been one of the loudest opponents to the Dolphins' request for public funding for Sun Life Stadium renovations.

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Dolphins to repay part of funds, lower request

The Miami Herald had an exceptional break down of the Miami Dolphins' concessions and agreements in the effort to receive public funding for the renovation of Sun Life Stadium. The team, according to the report, is asking for less money, will repay a large portion of that, and has built penalties into the system if they don't land Super Bowls.

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Dolphins continue concessions for stadium funding

The Miami Dolphins are asking for around $199 million in public funding to assist in a major renovation project to Sun Life Stadium. Owner Stephen Ross has said he will pay "more than" half the funding, and the team has opened up the process to a public vote. Over the past week, the team has continued to make concessions to get the approval they need.

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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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Ross: "Dolphins going to stay in South Florida"

The Miami Dolphins are asking for public funding to assist in major renovations to Sun Life Stadium in an effort to keep the stadium competitive for future Super Bowls and NCAA National Championship games.

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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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MLS to Miami? Sun Life upgrades make it possible

Starting in 1998, the Fusion of Major League Soccer called the Miami area home. After the league contracted in 2001, the state of Florida was left without an MLS franchise. Rumors are now circulating that Miami could be back on the MLS radar if the Sun Life Stadium upgrade is completed.

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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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Ross bid for AEG Facilites not stadium related

Earlier today, the South Business Journal tweeted that the Related Companies, a development company owned by Stephen Ross, was bidding for AEG Facilities, the group that is managing the proposed football stadium in Los Angeles. Of course, that immediately spun speculation that Ross, who also owns the Miami Dolphins, was preparing to move his NFL franchise across the country if public funding was not approved for Sun Life Stadium.

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