Miami Dolphins http://blog.wlrn.org en Miami-Dade County Approves Deal To Subsidize Stadium Renovations http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-county-approves-deal-subsidize-stadium-renovations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Dolphins can earn millions in tourism tax dollars each year for luring high-profile sports and entertainment events to Sun Life Stadium, according to a deal approved by the Miami-Dade County Commission Tuesday.</span></p><p>As part of the deal, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has agreed to spend $350 million to upgrade the Miami Gardens stadium.</p><p>The commission voted 7-4 in favor of the deal.</p><p>The Dolphins would get a share of the 3 percent tax charged for local hotel stays.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:19:20 +0000 John O'Connor 34087 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Dade County Approves Deal To Subsidize Stadium Renovations Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/can-beckham-bend-it-boat-slip <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: Former soccer star David Beckham's team presents a new plan for a stadium and park at a boat slip by the American Airlines Arena after their vision for a facility at Miami's Port faced fierce opposition.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez got into office by touting his opposition to Marlins Park. But this week he was all over in the news for deals with sports teams, including the Miami Heat and Dolphins. What’s changed?</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei & Elaine Chen 32831 at http://blog.wlrn.org Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? SunLife Stadium Renovations: How About Now? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sunlife-stadium-renovations-how-about-now <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Dolphins renovate plans to fix-up </span>SunLife<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stadium. Stadium and team owner Stephen Ross offers to pay for up to $400 million in renovations&nbsp;- if - he gets a break on property taxes. &nbsp;Ross says it’s again about bringing the Super Bowl back to town, but that doesn’t comfort the City of Miami Gardens and the school board that are looking at losing $1 million each in lost property revenue.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:30:10 +0000 Elaine Chen 29222 at http://blog.wlrn.org SunLife Stadium Renovations: How About Now? Miami Dolphins 'Part Ways' With General Manager Jeff Ireland http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dolphins-part-ways-general-manager-jeff-ireland <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Miami Dolphins and general manager Jeff Ireland parted ways on Tuesday afternoon, ending a six-year tenure with the team, including the past four in which he had final say on all personnel decisions.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:59:18 +0000 Barry Jackson 26167 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Dolphins 'Part Ways' With General Manager Jeff Ireland What You Should Know About South Florida Elections This Week http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-you-should-know-about-south-florida-elections-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though voter turnout in this off-year election was low in Miami-Dade county, some changes will be tangible and immediate: like the property tax hike to pay for renovations of the Jackson hospital system. We review other local election results from this week.</span></p><p>While it’s not yet 2014, elections for next year are already gearing up. Charlie Crist declared his candidacy for a return to the governor’s seat. He’ll face off first against former state Senator Nan Rich.&nbsp; We speak to both Democratic candidates.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:17:27 +0000 Elaine Chen 23372 at http://blog.wlrn.org What You Should Know About South Florida Elections This Week Dolphins Bullying: If You Celebrate Savagery, Civility Might Be Too Much To Ask http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dolphins-bullying-if-you-celebrate-savagery-civility-might-be-too-much-ask <p>There are two facts repeated in almost every telling of the story of bullying and harassment in &nbsp;the Miami Dolphins' organization: Richie Incognito, named "the dirtiest player in the NFL," is no stranger to controversy, and Jonathan Martin is a Stanford graduate whose parents both graduated from Ivy League school, which would make him part of the elite in some circles.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:10:13 +0000 Neyda Borges 23306 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dolphins Bullying: If You Celebrate Savagery, Civility Might Be Too Much To Ask White House Invite A Last Stamp Of Approval For 1972 Miami Dolphins http://blog.wlrn.org/post/white-house-invite-last-stamp-approval-1972-miami-dolphins <p>President Obama honored the nineteen seventy two world football champion Miami Dolphins at the White House yesterday.</p><p>The red carpet came out for arguably <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/20/3573584/greg-cote-white-house-invite-a.html" target="_blank">one of the greatest sports team ever to compete</a>: they’re the only team to obtain the Lombardi Trophy with a perfect record. It wasn’t until the eighties that presidents began honoring winning sports teams at the White House, which the president quipped about.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:42:11 +0000 Matt Laslo 19305 at http://blog.wlrn.org White House Invite A Last Stamp Of Approval For 1972 Miami Dolphins 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 Mike D Meets Mike Dee: The Dolphins' Stadium Debate In A Single Video Remix http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mike-d-meets-mike-dee-dolphins-stadium-debate-single-video-remix <p><strong>Update July 17, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.:</strong> <em><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">Mike Dee, CEO of the Miami Dolphins since 2009, is leaving to become president and CEO of pro baseball's San Diego Padres. We are rerunning this post from earlier this year amid the debate about the failed effort to win funding for renovations to Sun Life Stadium.</span></em></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:07:18 +0000 Kenny Malone 13221 at http://blog.wlrn.org Mike D Meets Mike Dee: The Dolphins' Stadium Debate In A Single Video Remix Two Heat Championships Later, All Of Florida Becomes A Basketball Town http://blog.wlrn.org/post/two-heat-championships-later-all-florida-becomes-basketball-town <p>There’s now proof that South Florida has become a basketball town. In fact, after two Miami Heat championships, all of Florida seems to be smitten by LeBron’s team.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">That’s at least according to data released today on the number of Florida specialty plates. It shows that the Miami Heat tag has surpassed the plates for all other Florida pro sports teams.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:20:01 +0000 Eric Barton 16535 at http://blog.wlrn.org Two Heat Championships Later, All Of Florida Becomes A Basketball Town Lawmaker Blasts Dolphins Owner For Stadium Witch Hunt http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lawmaker-blasts-dolphins-owner-stadium-witch-hunt <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The chairman of the Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus blasted the owner of the Miami Dolphins&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1680829600" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">on Wednesday</span></span><span st Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:19:06 +0000 News Service of Florida 16468 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lawmaker Blasts Dolphins Owner For Stadium Witch Hunt Marlins Deal Cost Dolphins Stadium Upgrades -- And Super Bowls http://blog.wlrn.org/post/marlins-deal-cost-dolphins-stadium-upgrades-and-super-bowls <p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:18:00 +0000 Mike Shannon 14883 at http://blog.wlrn.org Marlins Deal Cost Dolphins Stadium Upgrades -- And Super Bowls Losing The Super Bowl Remains A "Real Loss For The Region" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/losing-super-bowl-remains-real-loss-region <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Editor's Note:&nbsp;WLRN-Miami&nbsp;Herald News asked members of the&nbsp;<a href="http://wlrn.org/insight">Public Insight Network</a>&nbsp;to respond to the news that South Florida&nbsp;<a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/21/3409441/south-florida-dealt-a-super-bowl.html" target="_blank">would not host Super Bowl 50 and 51</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Sean Millerick 14875 at http://blog.wlrn.org Losing The Super Bowl Remains A "Real Loss For The Region" The Hidden Truths Behind Publicly Funded Stadium Deals http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hidden-truths-behind-publicly-funded-stadium-deals <p></p><p></p><p><em>Editor's Note: WLRN-Miami&nbsp;Herald News asked members of the <a href="http://wlrn.org/insight">Public Insight Network</a> to respond to the news that South Florida <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/21/3409441/south-florida-dealt-a-super-bowl.html" target="_blank">would not host Super Bowl 50 and 51</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sid Kaskey 14874 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Hidden Truths Behind Publicly Funded Stadium Deals No Super Bowl For You! http://blog.wlrn.org/post/join-florida-roundup-live-chat-noon-wlrn-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On The Florida Roundup today at noon:</p><p><strong>Dolphins Stadium</strong></p><p>The Florida Legislature balked on proposed renovations to Miami Dolphins stadium. A &nbsp;public referendum (already in progress) on the renovations was called off. And to make matters worse, the NFL&nbsp;<a href="http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-05-21/sports/sfl-south-florida-snubbed-as-super-bowl-host-20130521_1_super-bowl-l-sun-life-stadium-marlins-park" target="_blank">denied South Florida a Super Bowl.</a></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 14548 at http://blog.wlrn.org No Super Bowl For You!