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

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    Quote Originally Posted by registeredguy View Post
    Why? Natural grass is the best playing surface, IMO, and we always have one of the best fields in the league. You look at the crap surfaces being played on in places like Oakland and Washington and boy do we have it good.

    Ligament , muscle tears and concussions are apparently more likely to occur on grass surfaces compared to higher risks of cuts/scrapes on FieldTurf.
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    Ross to pay for "substantially all" of the modernization of Sun Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by z926538 View Post
    Every stadium that has been built to host an NFL franchise in the last 50 years has had the team pull out the "give us your tax money or we'll move" blackmail. Maybe the city of Miami Gardens or the state of Florida should counter that crap with a threat to take ownership of the Dolphins through Eminent Domain. With the liberalization of eminent domains powers that the US Supreme Court has approved in the last twenty years it would not be an empty threat and would tie the team up in court for over a decade while the case was being litigated. Government ownership of the Dolphins would fix the blackmail issue forever.

    Dolphins, if you want fans in the stadium and politicians to listen to you, fix the team. Sustained winning cures a host of ills.
    To take the Miami Dolphins by eminent domain would cost the government of Miami Gardens many times the value of its entire annual property tax revenue, and dozens of times its entire annual budget. You have to pay market value for what you take by eminent domain. As of last year, the franchise was worth 1.060 billion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathStar View Post
    The Romney supporter who is against welfare and spending for the little guy wants corporate welfare...

    **** off. I started my business with my own capital and reinvest my profits back into the business as needed. He should do the same.

    The Dolphins make an estimated $60-$70 million a year...He is also worth an estimated $3-$4 billion...He should use his own capital.

    The Patsies owner did this. Built the stadium entirely with his own money.
    If the city you're in offered you a discount on taxes to expand your response would be "no thanks, I'll expand anyway but I make enough money"

    Get real.

    Sure, it would be nice if he'd pay for everything himself out of the goodness of his heart but don't hate on the guy for doing the same thing 100% of posters on this board would do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYPhinzFan View Post
    I don't know why everyone acts like Sun Life is a dump. I've been to the old and the brand new Meadowlands and I don't think it's heads and tails better than Sun Life, just newer, thus a bit more modern. Upgrades could easily bring the stadium up to code. The field as slightly farther, but not like its miles further than some other stadiums. Maybe I'm missing something
    Hard to believe Met Life cost as much as it did. It's nothing special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYPhinzFan View Post
    I don't know why everyone acts like Sun Life is a dump. I've been to the old and the brand new Meadowlands and I don't think it's heads and tails better than Sun Life, just newer, thus a bit more modern. Upgrades could easily bring the stadium up to code. The field as slightly farther, but not like its miles further than some other stadiums. Maybe I'm missing something
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny O View Post
    Hard to believe Met Life cost as much as it did. It's nothing special.
    Club sections and such are nice, but as you said, "nothing overwhelmingly special". But everything costs more up this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awsi Dooger View Post
    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.
    Please sir, do what you say, send your proposal of why they should build the replica of the OB2, tell them why the distance has torn Two programs culture to shreds, who use to be proud (hmmm, I wonder what changed), and You will have my complete respect.
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    Im all in, HELL, I'll chip in a $1,000 of my own money, to help out. Im dead serious about that.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnstone View Post
    Im all in, HELL, I'll chip in a $1,000 of my own money, to help out. Im dead serious about that. Im afraid the Latin community and the old people might reject that plan, because they don't care. That is what scares me. I don't think they want to pay any more taxes . They already paying for taxes for that new Marlins stadium. All the Spanish and old people in Miami, want to do is go to the beach and play dominoes all day.
    MMMM. Racism smells good in the morning.
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