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    Owner Ross to pay for "substantially all" of the modernization of Sun Life?

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolph...ife-stadi.html

    The Dolphins Monday plan their grand unveiling of a plan to make between $350-$400 million worth of upgrades to Sun Life Stadium to, as the team claims, make the facility a first-class place for the next 30 years.

    The Dolphins are calling this "a modernization" of the facility that opened in 1987.

    And here's an unexpected kicker: Ross is prepared to pay for "substantially all" of the freight of this modernization as long as his government partners begin helping him with the cost of running the facility. This according to a source familiar with the Dolphins' thinking.

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    fans will always pay, whether up front or down the road- we always pay.
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    Hope this happens. I can't stand our stadium. Marlins Park makes Sun Life look like a joke.
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    IMO the basic flaw is that the seats are too far from the field. I don't know how this could be addressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoomuch View Post
    IMO the basic flaw is that the seats are too far from the field. I don't know how this could be addressed.
    Don't quote me on this, but i believe they were telling season ticket holders that this would be addressed this offseason....... again they could be saying that to sell tickets
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    Jesus, $400 million? Whats a new stadium cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roy_miami View Post
    Jesus, $400 million? Whats a new stadium cost?
    Cowboys Stadium cost $1.3 billion and MetLife Stadium cost $1.6 billion.

    Wayne Huizenga and Ross have already made some recent renovations to the stadium and the Club section is beautiful. I know everyone wants a new shiny stadium, but Sun Life can still be a top notch stadium, it just needs some upgrading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roy_miami View Post
    Jesus, $400 million? Whats a new stadium cost?
    Well Lucas oil stadium costed $720 million.
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    You have to be a lug to fall for this. Who announces a plan of this magnitude on such a short timetable? Please ram it through within weeks, no questions asked. Kindly pay for half of our patchwork and then take over the day to day expenses. We'll be around the corner, trying not to laugh.

    And notice Mike Dee played the fear card. Prominently. He's the resident hatchet man, no shame whatsoever. Obviously shoveled it to Armando beforehand.

    The fear card virtually disqualifies any attached opinion. That's the way I look at it. We've had some posters here comment recently on the caliber of contribution from others. I have no idea what anyone looks like on this site, with perhaps one of two exceptions. But in this case any name I associate with the fear card will be envisioned trembling in a corner, about as pathetic as a human could appear, waiting for the next printout of runaway fear.

    Seriously, you're allowed to leave out 5%. The PR posters, I'm talking about. Even the most relentlessly negative around here put in a good word now and then. The PR types refuse to let go of anything. That's why it's a howl when they appear in a thread, with the guaranteed response, almost automated. I remember when the halftime 60 yard field goal stunt was briefly apologized for, under the assertion that the Dolphins didn't know the makeup of the contestants. This is probably the most inane example since that point, screaming fear. Leave out the bottom 5% and you'll retake credibility. It's not hard. Practice.

    Regarding the patchwork, let's see, same terrible location. This restructure won't even require relocation for a year, like the Bears about a decade ago. That in itself should hint it's less substantial than they want to pretend, or the pictures suggest. Makes we wonder about bang for the buck.

    Closer seating but it can still accommodate soccer. Hmmm. That little tidbit doesn't exactly scream fans on top of the field.

    The design was outdated junk in 1987 and the foundational realities won't change. We're paying hundreds of millions for more rows of lower seats, changing the color of seats, a few relocated big screens in the upper deck, and more wings. That's what the canopy is, another wing. We already have patchwork wings extending from the structure, courtesy of Huizenga.

    I'm simply not impressed or fooled, not when the alternative is considered. Steve Jobs didn't settle for slightly altered shades of beige. The Dolphins have no vision whatsoever. As much as I despise the current location, Ross owns the land and another structure could be built from scratch, a pure football venue. Magnificent, with actual home field impact. Perhaps twice the cost , if not somewhat more, but well worth it. I'm not saying these hundreds of millions wouldn't be an advancement. You'd really have to be a lug. But remember that phrase, "Everything works out for the best in life?" Now that's all time sap. It appears that way only because life doesn't allow a peek at the other path. Consequently you can rationalize anything, that Martha with the buck teeth was the best life you ever could have had. Meanwhile, in the draft we're annoyingly allowed to view the other options. That Michael Egnew, he's not so swift, is he? Stephen Ross may be a billionaire but he's football beige, unable to see the genius path.

    On top of everything, you have to be confident the organization will blow it, that the result will lag the blueprint. That's the track record of this regime.

    I'm going to get the names and contact specifics of all the commissioners involved, to express my points of view. I predict it will be more than two paragraphs. That's always an issue with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awsi Dooger View Post
    Regarding the patchwork, let's see, same terrible location. This restructure won't even require relocation for a year, like the Bears about a decade ago. That in itself should hint it's less substantial than they want to pretend, or the pictures suggest. Makes we wonder about bang for the buck.
    If they were to temporarily relocate the dolphins for construction , where would they play?
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    Closer seating but it can still accommodate soccer. Hmmm. That little tidbit doesn't exactly scream fans on top of the field.
    Retractable seats?
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    The design was outdated junk in 1987 and the foundational realities won't change. We're paying hundreds of millions for more rows of lower seats, changing the color of seats, a few relocated big screens in the upper deck, and more wings. That's what the canopy is, another wing. We already have patchwork wings extending from the structure, courtesy of Huizenga.
    Also said seats were getting moved 18 ft closer to the field and the canopy is for shade. Two things that dolfans complain about all the time.
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