The Miami Dolphins Are Hopeful That Dade County Approves Referendum

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The Miami Dolphins are trying to raise  about 400 million dollars for stadium upgrades to Sunlife Stadium in order to persuade the NFL to consider the city of Miami for Super Bowl 50 which would be huge money for South Florida, or where ever the game is going to be held.  There has been constant discussions between Carlos Gimenez and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross over how much money the team would pitch in and how much tax payers would be on the hook towards the stadium upgrades. With upgrades to the the stadium in Miami Gardens, it will serve benefits beyond just landing the big game, the University of Miami Hurricanes also play their home games there, and if the upgrades go through, it could help lure high school recruits that will fall in love with playing in a state of the art stadium where a prestigious university and a professional football team plays in.

There has been a disconnect between the two sides as from the mayor’s side, there has been no agreement on a date and Gimenez does not plan to bring the proposed May 14 referendum to the commission at this time.  May 14th is the ideal date, because the league decides on which stadium will get the golden anniversary of the biggest professional football game of the year on May 22nd. The key date for all this is 11 days earlier on May 3rd, because that’s when the Florida Legislature ‘s session is supposed to end.

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Thanks for reading! If you want to discuss anything sports related, I’m on twitter @TheProfessorSD, Google+, and Facebook. Have a great day!

 

Carlos Gimenez


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