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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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Dee left the door open that the stadium issue could lead to the Dolphins' eventual exit from southern Florida.








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Golfer
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Coral Bay, St. John, USVI
Member since Nov 2005
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re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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That was going to happen anyway.



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






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The White Lobster
Alabama Fan
Tuscaloosa
Member since Jul 2009
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re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


The stadium is fine. The parking and roads around the stadium are absolutely brutal.





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Wishnitwas1998
Tennessee Fan
Walls, Ms
Member since Oct 2010
14648 posts

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that the stadium issue could lead to the Dolphins' eventual exit from southern Florida.

Pure bullshite






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Jim Rockford
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Member since May 2011
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because of the millions upon millions of dollars the city would generate.


It's been proven that these taxpayer funded sports projects are net money losers to the municipalities.






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shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
Orlando, Florida
Member since Aug 2004
31293 posts

re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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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".

There atudies that show it both ways. Forbes, who I would say is pretty reputable, says the answer lies somewhere in the middle, which would mean it does generate net revenue, just not as much as originally thought.






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SoFla Tideroller
Alabama Fan
South Florida
Member since Apr 2010
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Locals felt betrayed by the Marlins and took it out on the dolphins


This is the biggest factor. Jeffrey Loria of the Marlins has poisoned the atmosphere for all professional teams in South Florida. Complete scumbag.



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shel311
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Orlando, Florida
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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This is the biggest factor. Jeffrey Loria of the Marlins has poisoned the atmosphere for all professional teams in South Florida

It was probably the worst possible time to ever ask for a stadium deal in the history of South Florida






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Helo
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Orlando
Member since Nov 2004
3581 posts

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After building the Heat 2 venues over the last 20 years, building that wasted stadium for the Marlins and with an already high tax rate, I am not surprised.

However with that being said, the Dolphins are super popular in FL and will eventually get what they want in either a renovated stadium or a new one.



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cjared036
Alabama Fan
Houston, tx
Member since Dec 2009
5788 posts

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They should rehab the marlins stadium into one more suitable for football. Ultimate slap in the face to Loria and co. Doubtful this can be done.

Sun life's location is horribly far from south beach downtown Miami.

But Last Jan, I thought the stadium was pretty decent. Not sure what they are looking to do.






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shel311
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Orlando, Florida
Member since Aug 2004
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But Last Jan, I thought the stadium was pretty decent. Not sure what they are looking to do.
I've never been there so I can't comment, but I believe it's the oldest stadium in the NFL, 30+ years or something.






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Captain Want
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Member since Nov 2009
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Loria ought to be prosecuted for fraud. It's a freaking crime what he's done there.

And - i am so sick of hearing NFL teams threaten to move to LA to get what they want from the public governing entity. That's all LA is - a bargaining chip. Jacksonville, Miami, Minnesota, St. Louis, Oakland, San Fran, Carolina...New Orleans too...all have had that threat in the last seven years or so. Which pisses me off about the NFL.






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wizziko
Member since Jan 2006
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I believe it's the oldest stadium in the NFL, 30+ years or something.

It was built in the late 80s






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Springfield XD
Member since Feb 2013
1782 posts

re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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Why should public funds be spent on private organizations
because of the millions upon millions of dollars the city would generate.


Then the city of Miami can pay for it instead of the State of Florida.






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shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
Orlando, Florida
Member since Aug 2004
31293 posts

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It was built in the late 80s
I said "I believe" and late 80s means it's close to 30 years. The little laughing man seems like a bit dramatic






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shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
Orlando, Florida
Member since Aug 2004
31293 posts

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Then the city of Miami can pay for it instead of the State of Florida
Wasn't it a city thing that just got shot down?






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kywildcatfanone
Kentucky Fan
Wildcat Country!
Member since Oct 2012
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I hope more voters/representatives make teams pay for their own stuff.








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wizziko
Member since Jan 2006
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Considering Lambeau, Arrowhead, Superdome, Soldier Field, Candlestick are MUCH older, it was warranted





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shel311
Nicholls St. Fan
Orlando, Florida
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


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Considering Lambeau, Arrowhead, Superdome, Soldier Field, Candlestick are MUCH older, it was warranted
Ahhh, touche.

Not sure what I was thinking, feel free to laugh even more at my expense then, it's well deserved






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tigerpimpbot
LA-Monroe Fan
The 561
Member since Nov 2011
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re: Sun Life Stadium Renovations Canceled


I think huizenga dumped a bunch of money in for renovations to sun life before he sold it to Ross. There were some decent upgrades. But they are looking to put some major upgrades now. It's bad timing.

The threat to leave is a political move. The speaker promised the team the measure would be put up for a vote and then tabled it.






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