The Miami Dolphins likely lost their shot at hosting Super Bowl L when Florida lawmakers opted not to approve a deal that would publicly fund improvements to aging Sun Life Stadium.
Could the consequences be even greater?
Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said Sunday on Miami's CBS affiliate that the team will not provide any upgrades to Sun Life Stadium without the help of public funding. The Dolphins have canceled all renovation plans and say stadium improvements cannot be made without public-private partnership. Dee left the door open that the stadium issue could lead to the Dolphins' eventual exit from southern Florida.
I hope more voters/representatives make teams pay for their own stuff.
I don't understand why it's so popular for tax dollars to be used for private use.
quote:the city would have gotten a ton of money in the form of a Super Bowl and other big time events that they won't get now likely.
Or at least get the city a percentage of profits that tax dollars are helping to generate
the city would have gotten a ton of money in the form of a Super Bowl and other big time events that they won't get now likely.
I remember reading some articles when Detroit got the Super Bowl that put this in serious doubt.
Plus it was a hotel tax, so in reality,tthe tax is moreso on tourists, not citizens.
quote:Because the Marlins have managed and handled themselves so well...
Why should public funds be spent on private organizations especially when the public has no interest in fully supporting said private organizations...see new Marlins stadium.