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lsutigers1992
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2006
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re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


If the Dolphins leave for Los Angeles, the Jaguars will move to Miami like 2 years later.





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Wally Sparks
Georgia Tech Fan
Atlanta
Member since Feb 2013
6269 posts

re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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Are the 'Niner's moving there? I haven't kept up with it...

In 2014. Candlestick is to be torn down.






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Tiger n Miami AU83
Auburn Fan
Miami
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


It is total bull shite the renovations was not put to a vote. The Speaker of the House in FL prevented it from even going to a vote which is total bull shite.

The deal was a good one. The Fins owner was paying the vast majority. The public contribution would have come from a hotel tax on tourists. The Fins were also willing to repay most of the money.

It makes no sense for the Fins owner to pony up all the cash in this case. The renovations would have resulted in future super bowls, BCSNCGs, and the big prize of SB 50. It would have paid repaid the public portion 3 to 5x over. The Fins owner paying for all of it when it would not increase revenues to the Fins enough to cover all the costs, but would benefit the community a lot is garbage.

The fact it was not even brought to a vote pisses me off. This was the exact oposite of the Marlins deal. This was a deal where the local community and taxpayers COULDN"T LOSE. It was a no-brainer and it was not even allowed to be voted on due to some jackass in the House.

Also, Miami could easily lose the Fins when the current owner sells. Franchises are not generational, he will sell, it very well may be to a new owner who decides to move the franchise.






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shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
Orlando, Florida
Member since Aug 2004
29659 posts

re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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The Fins owner paying for all of it when it would not increase revenues to the Fins enough to cover all the costs, but would benefit the community a lot is garbage
Exactly, I don't get why folks automatically default to the, "You pay for it" without recognizing this.

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This was the exact oposite of the Marlins deal
Exactly.






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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
9069 posts

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The city got burned with the Marlins. Why would they fall for it again?





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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
9069 posts

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I said "I believe" and late 80s means it's close to 30 years. The


It's closer to 20 than it is to 30.






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shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
Orlando, Florida
Member since Aug 2004
29659 posts

re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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The city got burned with the Marlins. Why would they fall for it again?
To say "again" implies it's the same type of deal. It is not, so I don't really see how the Marlins deal should be relevant.






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shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
Orlando, Florida
Member since Aug 2004
29659 posts

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It's closer to 20 than it is to 30.
Opened in August of 1987, so it's closer to 26 years ago, which would be closer to 30.






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tigerpimpbot
LA-Monroe Fan
The 561
Member since Nov 2011
26167 posts

re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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It is total bull shite the renovations was not put to a vote. The Speaker of the House in FL prevented it from even going to a vote which is total bull shite.


It was a stupid political move by the speaker pandering to an uninformed ignorant public.

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It makes no sense for the Fins owner to pony up all the cash in this case. The renovations would have resulted in future super bowls, BCSNCGs, and the big prize of SB 50. It would have paid repaid the public portion 3 to 5x over. The Fins owner paying for all of it when it would not increase revenues to the Fins enough to cover all the costs, but would benefit the community a lot is garbage.


Exactly.






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St Augustine
New Orleans Saints Fan
The Pauper of the Surf
Member since Mar 2006
41674 posts

re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


Good. That stadium is fine and in decent shape. Not like it's not superbowl worthy.

Plus I'd rather NOLA get the SB anyway.



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Wally Sparks
Georgia Tech Fan
Atlanta
Member since Feb 2013
6269 posts

re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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Good. That stadium is fine and in decent shape. Not like it's not superbowl worthy.


Herr Goodell says otherwise.






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BCMCubs
LSU Fan
Colorado
Member since Nov 2011
4400 posts

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Not like it's not superbowl worthy.


Man, remember when they played the SB in places like Stanford Stadium and Sun Devil Stadium.






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JEAUXBLEAUX
LSU Fan
Bayonne, NJ
Member since May 2006
43657 posts

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what will happen with both U of Miami fans that go to the games?





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fightingtiger2335
Southeastern LA Fan
heh?
Member since Aug 2007
56564 posts

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U of miami only has two fans? Can you link this? How does a program run with so little support? I'm confused





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Tiger n Miami AU83
Auburn Fan
Miami
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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Good. That stadium is fine and in decent shape. Not like it's not superbowl worthy.
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Herr Goodell says otherwise.


Yeah, Goodell was at some of the events regarding Sunlife and he and the other owners have pretty much guaranteed Miami Superbowl 50 if Sunlife is renovated.

That is out the window now though, thanks to some ignorant JACKASS speaker of the house. I sorta doubt he gets re-elected now.






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alajones
LSU Fan
Hell
Member since Oct 2005
21537 posts

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These teams has figured out they can exploit the voter base because of an individuals affinity for their team. I hope this is the beginning of a changing of the guard. Teams need to either foot the bill or share the profits with those who foot the bill.
Yeah, the city of Seattle really showed those Sonics. I'm sure they are much happier now.






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JEAUXBLEAUX
LSU Fan
Bayonne, NJ
Member since May 2006
43657 posts

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How many people does the U rally draw? Every game you see there looks like 25K or 30K





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elprez00
New Orleans Saints Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
11554 posts

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It's been proven that these taxpayer funded sports projects are net money losers to the municipalities
This is not true. It hasn't been "proven".

I'd say the renovations to the Superdome have worked out pretty well for the City of New Orleans. That being said, it is a true multi use facility that goes beyond football in the fall.






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Wally Sparks
Georgia Tech Fan
Atlanta
Member since Feb 2013
6269 posts

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How many people does the U rally draw? Every game you see there looks like 25K or 30K




They need an on-campus stadium badly. Probably would have the room to build one if they got creative.






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JEAUXBLEAUX
LSU Fan
Bayonne, NJ
Member since May 2006
43657 posts

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It's a long way from the U up there, isn;t it?





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