The NFL is going to announce the location of arguably the biggest Super Bowl ever this month when the destination of Super Bowl L is determined between Miami and San Francisco. The Florida House defeated a bill a couple weeks ago that would have allowed the Miami Dolphins to fix up Sun Life Stadium which probably would have been enough to get the big game. The future of football in South Florida is now in jeopardy in my opinion, but there is another team that the Dolphins can blame for this.
There should be a lot of blame pinned on what happened with the Miami Marlins and their new stadium. There were a lot of taxpayer dollars put into that place, and after the team basically sold off all their players, no one is going to Marlins Park now. With that already happening, there was no way that the Dolphins were going to get any public money. The lawmakers weren’t going to let it happen and the residents had no interest in it either.
I admit that the Super Bowl is known for being played in Florida more than any other place outside of New Orleans. Do I believe that this bill to raise taxes should have gotten through? No, I don’t. The taxpayers are already footing the bill for the Marlins and shouldn’t have to do the same for the Dolphins. It brings up the chance that the Dolphins would move somewhere else since they can’t fix up their stadium, but I have a better idea. It’s basically the Marlins’ fault that this happened, so why not let the Dolphins go move in there now?