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Thread: Goodell pressuring Miami to make stadium renovations before getting a Superbowl again

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    Icon 26 Politics Goodell pressuring Miami to make stadium renovations before getting a Superbowl again

    2. While Goodell says he believes Miami will get Super Bowls in the future, he essentially pressured them to make stadium renovations first because of greater competition.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ss-conference/
    This is pretty unfair considering they keep giving New Orleans a Superbowl even though the Superdome remains a dump. Expect Ross to pass the buck to Florida taxpayers. Enjoy!
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    He originally used the weather excuse, but then the league approved a Super Bowl up in New Jersey at Giants Stadium and the weather could be even worse than during our last Super Bowl.

    Goodell is is a buffoon.


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    Or in the words of X-Pacolypse...

    Goodell sucks.
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    The super bowl came to miami in 1968 and has been there 10 times, the most for any city. all of the sudden weather is the issue. not buying it.
    this article from last Jan.http://travel.usatoday.com/hotels/po...adium/138044/1
    The Miami Dolphins are pushing a proposal to raise Miami hotel bed taxes to bankroll a proposed $225 million stadium facelift in Broward County, the Miami Herald reports.

    If passed, the bill would raise the the hotel tax in Miami-Dade to 7% vs. today's 6%.

    For travelers, that would mean paying a daily tax rate of $14 on top of a $200 room rate vs. the current $12.
    But whether raising tourist taxes in the tourist-driven state that's still reeling from the recession and travel downturn will fly is less than clear for a number of reasons.

    "The four-page bill sets the stage for a regional debate over whether the Dolphins should get public dollars," the Miami-Herald says.

    According to the Sun-Sentinel, the proposal has already generated quite a bit of controversy among both civic leaders and in the business community. But some tourism leaders say the proposal could be a way of improving the Sun Life football stadium to the point where South Florida could be considered to host the Super Bowl again.

    The Dolphins want to give the stadium a partial roof, high-tech screens, lighting and 3,000 new premium seats, the stories say. Dolphins CEO Mike Dee recently told business leaders that investing in stadium improvements would add about $2.5 billion to the local economy through 2040, the Herald reported last week.

    But the plan has at least one high-profile skeptic: Author and columnist Carl Hiaasen, who in his Sunday column in the Miami Herald calls the proposal a "rip-off." He writes:

    This is what you call a bifurcated rip-off.

    Taxing the tourists who stay in our hotels has always been politically appealing because tourists don't get to vote. Unfortunately for the Dolphins, the bed-tax revenues in Miami-Dade are an object of fierce and lustful lobbying, and the Florida Marlins struck gold first.

    Mathematically challenged county commissioners pledged 40 years' worth of future hotel taxes to secure bonds for constructing the new Marlins baseball stadium, which is destined to be the costliest mausoleum ever built, and the only one with Jumbotrons.

    The hotel-tax bill - proposed by Florida Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami - proposes that the extra tax revenue be split between the football stadium and the Miami Beach Convention Center, the articles say.
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    What a joke.

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    What is funny is the NFL made a huge deal because it rained during the Colts/Bears Super Bowl in Miami. They said for Miami to have future Super Bowls(past the Colts/Saints Super Bowl) that they would need some sort of roof so it didn't rain on the fans again. Then they turn around and hand the Super Bowl to New York in a stadium without a roof and that could see it snowing on the fans. What a joke.

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    Not to mention in Dallas last year the streets were iced over, this year it's cold in Indy also. The Super Bowl experience is also about the the experience of the entire week of the fans fortunate enough to attend, not only the big game.

    I'd much rather be watching eye candy on the beaches of SFLA than freezing my azz off in a city with a dome. Wake up Goddell!
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    Goodell is an extortionist who's in the pocket of some select owners including Kraft, Johnson and Rooney. They caught a break this year with unseasonably warm midwestern weather. I've lived in Mpls in the winter and IMO, despite the domed stadium, just getting around and conducting business outside during a typical midwestern winter is a buzzkill...and as with NY, involved some sort of quid pro quo con$ideration.




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    We need new concessions they suck at teh stadium. the club concessions should be throughout the stadium on all levels.
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