Don King Offers Miami Dolphins Place To Build New Stadium

By Jeff Everette
Don King-Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, the Miami Dolphins suffered a well-documented setback to their desired renovations to Sun Life Stadium, but they may have a new option on the table thanks to boxing promoter Don King.

King has offered his property in Palm Beach County to be the site of a new Dolphins’ stadium. His offer comes just after Dolphins CEO Mike Dee suggested that the organization would be open to the idea of moving to another venue if they are unable to work out funding for the upgrade to Sun Life.

This sounds much better than the threats and rumors of the past week that had the Dolphins half way to a new home in Los Angeles. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has come out and said that he wants to see the Dolphins stay in Miami, and the talks of them leaving are most likely political posturing.

The fact that King is offering his property may be more of publicity stunt than anything else, but the famous promoter swears that his intentions are honest. Certainly, he would stand to gain should the Dolphins take him up on the offer.

Another dream location that is picking up momentum among the Dolphins’ fans is downtown, right across the water from AmericanAirlines Arena, the home of the Miami Heat. This is probably wishful thinking on the part of an invested fan base, but when you imagine the Dolphins playing right next door to the Heat, it is hard not to get goose bumps.

Only time will tell if the Dolphins move from their current home or stay in Sun Life forever, but it will likely be a hot topic for a very long time.

Jeff Everette covers the the Miami Dolphins for You can follow him on Twitter @jeverettesports, “like” his page on Facebook, or join his circles on Google+.

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