25 Total Updates since January 21, 2013
14 days ago Article 19 comments
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.
14 days ago Article 12 comments
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.
16 days ago LinkShot 21 comments
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18 days ago Article 65 comments
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?
19 days ago Article 11 comments
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.
20 days ago Article 39 comments
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.
24 days ago Article 1 comment
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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about 1 month ago Article 7 comments
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.
about 1 month ago Article 2 comments
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.
about 1 month ago Article 19 comments
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.
about 1 month ago Article 108 comments
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.
2 months ago Article 6 comments
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.
2 months ago Article 5 comments
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.
2 months ago Article 17 comments
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.
2 months ago Article 8 comments
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.
3 months ago Article 2 comments
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.
3 months ago Article 1 comment
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.
3 months ago Article 0 comments
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.
3 months ago Article 9 comments
Think the Dolphins' plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium rests squarely on voter approval? Think again.
3 months ago Article 6 comments
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.
4 months ago Article 3 comments
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.
4 months ago Article 1 comment
This Sunday, Super Bowl XLVII will kick off in New Orleans, with the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers facing off. Today, Forbes and PwC US reported that the game will generate an estimated $185 million for New Orleans over the course of this week.
4 months ago Article 4 comments
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.
4 months ago Article 6 comments
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.
4 months ago Article 27 comments
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross announced the renovation plan for Sun Life Stadium yesterday at a press conference. The owner pledged to pay for the majority of the renovations himself, but laid out a plan to ask for hotel tax increase and a larger rebate from state sales-tax. The team wants to keep the stadium an attractive option for Super Bowls and NCAA National Championship games.