sun life stadium http://blog.wlrn.org en Are South Floridians 'Soccer Savvy' or Soccer Snobs? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/are-south-floridians-soccer-savvy-or-soccer-snobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week the attention of the international soccer world was focused on Miami Gardens. Sun Life Stadium hosted the final four matches of the Guinness International Champions Cup, including the championship match in which Real Madrid defeated Chelsea (3-1).</span></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:14:23 +0000 Kenny Malone 18892 at http://blog.wlrn.org Are South Floridians 'Soccer Savvy' or Soccer Snobs? Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Hasn’t Given Up Stadium Fight http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dolphins-owner-stephen-ross-hasn-t-given-stadium-fight <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Wednesday that he remains committed to winning public dollars for the team’s proposed stadium renovations, and would not rule out a return to Tallahassee in 2014.</span></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:30:55 +0000 Adam H. Beasley 18720 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Hasn’t Given Up Stadium Fight What Tallahassee Lawmakers Failed To Do in 2013 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-tallahassee-lawmakers-failed-do-2013 <p></p><p></p><p></p><blockquote><p><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/static/media/projects/legislative_tracker/index.html" style="color: rgb(62, 72, 122); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; text-align: left; " target="_blank">Editor's Note: Be sure to check out an interactive bill tracker of this year's session from the Miami Herald.</a></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 17:25:07 +0000 Phil Latzman & Rick Stone 13637 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Tallahassee Lawmakers Failed To Do in 2013 Stadium Story: An Open Letter To The Miami Dolphins http://blog.wlrn.org/post/stadium-story-open-letter-miami-dolphins <p>Update 7:27 p.m.: <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/03/3379238/lawmakers-reject-dolphins-stadium.html" target="_blank">Tallahassee l</a><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/03/3379238/lawmakers-reject-dolphins-stadium.html" target="_blank">awmakers ended their 60-day legislative session without approving a deal to provide taxpayer support for a $350 million upgrade of Sun Life Stadium</a>.</span></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 23:29:32 +0000 WLRN Editorial Staff 13400 at http://blog.wlrn.org Stadium Story: An Open Letter To The Miami Dolphins Join The Florida Roundup Live Chat At Noon On WLRN http://blog.wlrn.org/post/join-florida-roundup-live-chat-noon-wlrn <p></p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 13446 at http://blog.wlrn.org Join The Florida Roundup Live Chat At Noon On WLRN Dolphins Stadium Renovations: We Want To Hear Your Remix http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dolphins-stadium-renovations-we-want-hear-your-remix <p>ENTER OUR <a href="http://bit.ly/16U0QSk">REMIX THE NEWS CONTEST HERE</a></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Kenny Malone 11371 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dolphins Stadium Renovations: We Want To Hear Your Remix Miami-Dade Voters May Stand Between Dolphins And Public Funds http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-voters-may-stand-between-dolphins-and-public-funds <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" src="http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=83046&amp;ThemeId=3867" style="border: 1px solid #000" width="578"></iframe></p><p>Miami-Dade voters could decide if public funds are used to renovate Sun Life Stadium. The county mayor and the CEO of the&nbsp; <a href="http://www.miamidolphins.com/">Miami Dolphins </a>held a joint news conference Monday to discuss the proposal.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:15:16 +0000 Marva Hinton 9201 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Dade Voters May Stand Between Dolphins And Public Funds Dolphins Stadium Plan's First Approval May Encourage Public Funding For Other Teams http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dolphins-stadium-plans-first-approval-may-encourage-public-funding-other-teams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Florida Senate committee's smiling approval of the Miami Dolphin's request for stadium renovation money may have set off a flurry of similar campaigns by sports teams and enterprises around the state.</span></p><p>The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved sales tax breaks that would help the Dolphins finance a $400-million renovation of Sun Life Stadium. The team is still hoping for a penny increase in the hotel bed tax for the rest of the public share of the bill, which it says will be less than half of the total cost.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 8936 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dolphins Stadium Plan's First Approval May Encourage Public Funding For Other Teams Is Florida Driving Us Crazy? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-driving-us-crazy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the Florida Roundup: From immigration reform to gay rights, we’ll discuss how the president’s inauguration speech resonated here.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 8301 at http://blog.wlrn.org Is Florida Driving Us Crazy? Stadium Funding Loyalty May Force Dolphins To Favor Miami-Dade Over Broward http://blog.wlrn.org/post/stadium-funding-loyalty-may-force-dolphins-favor-miami-dade-over-broward <p></p><p>Miami-Dade commissioners on Thursday voted to get behind state legislation that would provide nearly $200 million in public funding to <a href="http://www.miamidolphins.com/media/photo-gallery/Sun-Life-Stadium-Modernization-Renderings/e66f7e26-364e-4700-baa4-bdcfce65d184">Sun Life Stadium renovations</a> sought by the Miami Dolphins.</p><p>If all goes as planned, the Florida Legislature will approve a package of sales tax and hotel bed tax revenue that the team will match to proceed with their $400 million stadium-improvement project.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 8316 at http://blog.wlrn.org Stadium Funding Loyalty May Force Dolphins To Favor Miami-Dade Over Broward Should Public Money Fund Sun Life Stadium Upgrades? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/should-public-money-fund-sun-life-stadium-upgrades <p></p><p>Marlins are no help for Dolphins.&nbsp; The proposal by the Miami Dolphins to fund approximately $400 million in stadium renovations through county hotel taxes and state general funds is not getting a warm reception.&nbsp; And it’s probably not because of reports<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/why-economists-are-skeptical-dolphins-plan-renovate-stadium-tax-dollars"> by economists showing that events like the Super Bowl don’t contribute significantly to the host communities</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:18:34 +0000 Elaine Chen 7985 at http://blog.wlrn.org Should Public Money Fund Sun Life Stadium Upgrades? Miami Dolphins Fishing For A Stadium Renovation http://blog.wlrn.org/post/join-conversation-now-miami-dolphins-fishing-stadium-renovation <p></p><p>On the Florida Roundup: The Miami Dolphins <a href="http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-01-14/news/sfl-mayo-dolphins-stadium-20130114_1_dolphins-owner-stephen-ross-mike-dee-miami-dade">ask the public to go halfsies with them in a $400 million proposition to improve the Sun Life Stadium</a>. But is hosting a Super Bowl really worth it? A skeptical public might be tougher to persuade after the Marlins ballpark deal. &nbsp;</p><p>We take your calls on whether public money fund the stadium facelift. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 7936 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Dolphins Fishing For A Stadium Renovation Tax Funds For Dophin Stadium Would Be 'Welfare For Billionaires,' Braman Says http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tax-funds-dophin-stadium-would-be-welfare-billionaires-braman-says <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Florida businessman Norman&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Braman</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is calling the &nbsp;proposed plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium with the public dollars "plain welfare for a multi-billionaire." </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He contends that <a href="http://www.forbes.com/profile/stephen-ross/">Miami Dolphins&nbsp;owner Shephen Ross’</a> football team is a private asset and should not receive any public money.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 7960 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tax Funds For Dophin Stadium Would Be 'Welfare For Billionaires,' Braman Says Why Economists Are Skeptical Of Dolphins' Plan To Renovate Stadium With Tax Dollars http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-economists-are-skeptical-dolphins-plan-renovate-stadium-tax-dollars <p></p><p></p><p>The Miami Dolphins' proposed deal to use state and local tax dollars to renovate Sun Life stadium is getting some big endorsements.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the &nbsp;benefits a renovated stadium would bring &nbsp;the county are questionable, some economists say.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:10:38 +0000 Arianna Prothero 7870 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Economists Are Skeptical Of Dolphins' Plan To Renovate Stadium With Tax Dollars Miami Dolphins Ask Taxpayers To Go 'Halfsies' On Stadium Facelift http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dolphins-ask-taxpayers-go-halfsies-stadium-facelift <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Dolphins say they're willing to foot most of the bill for a badly needed facelift for Sun Life stadium -- and are hoping state and local funding will supply the rest.&nbsp; But lingering taxpayer anger over <em>another </em>stadium deal could be hanging over the proposal like a dark cloud.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:37:53 +0000 Christine DiMattei 7741 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Dolphins Ask Taxpayers To Go 'Halfsies' On Stadium Facelift