They made a good point on wqam that they don't require a roof in New York for a super bowl where they could easily get snowed out in late january but the NFL demands miami put a roof on or no superbowl? it makes no sense.
I never had a problem with the sun at games until the Miami/NC State game. Dear sweet Jesus that game was ****ing hot. I was sitting there fanning myself with those stupid paper fans they give you like a middle aged woman while watching people literally getting carried out the stadium with heat strokes and exhaustion. I have a pretty good background with working in the sun and living in the sun, so its not like I wasnt used to it. It was just ****ing hot. I cant even fathom the reasoning behind not wanting to make the fan experience more comfortable. Its not hurting our homefield advantage at all. Just shading the fans. Only someone who feels like he has to prove something macho would prefer to sit there and bake on those really bad days.
Im brazilian so i have to respectfully disagree with this. Any time you are playing the 5 time world cup champs its something that will draw revenue, especially from a community with alot of hispanics who are more soccer fans than american football. I remember when brazil played mexico in the orange bowl back in 93 i think it was, i was a little kid still and got to go see the game at the orange bowl, that stadium was packed and drew tons of revenue for miami. So if that extra revenue keeps stephen ross from selling the dolphins and keeps them in miami, so be it.January/February are 2 of the biggest months in South Florida as is for tourism, I believe I heard that in non Super Bowl years the hotels are still at 80% capacity. I don't know what big tournaments we are going to attract in soccer? I guess the Gold Cup we could host a game, but we already do. I guess we can have the US do a friendly with a team like Brazil down here . . .. We just had Wrestlemania down here, that won't be coming back anytime soon. The National Championship was just down here and the stadium looked pretty damn solid as is. Maybe some concerts be we have concerts already.but that is just another overblown item
I dunno, if Ross came out and said this is the stadium plans . . . I'd be all for it . . . the fact that the taxpayers are going to have to come outta pocket again after getting burnt by the Marlins . . . I don't see it happening. If Ross is smart, he's puts more resources into getting the product on the field fixed . . . and after some time as passed, maybe the Marlins start competing and he can just come up with a set of plans for a brand new stadium, forget a rennovated one.
He'll have more pull with a winning Marlins and Dolphins team . . . this is almost a joke with the timing.
The dolphins are not going anywhere but if Ross did I would care less
does anybody have an HTML link to that flyover youtube video? I want to share it with some of my family who are fins fans.