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Thread: Dolphins may concede state dollars in stadium fight

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    News2 Dolphins may concede state dollars in stadium fight

    A rewrite of a state bill could deny the Miami Dolphins as much as $90 million in Florida funds if the team starts the renovation of Sun Life Stadium as planned this summer, people close to the franchise said Wednesday.

    The revised bill that passed the Senate Monday dropped a provision that would have allowed the Dolphins to apply for state stadium funds in the coming months, when the team hopes to begin a $350 million upgrade of the 1987 stadium in time for the 50th Super Bowl in 2016. The Dolphins executives and advisors managing the stadium fight believe the revised bill effectively bars Sun Life from receiving state dollars if construction work starts in 2013, according to two sources close to the team.
    Sen. Oscar Braynon, the Miami Gardens Democrat who wrote the Dolphins-backed bill, confirmed that the new language does prevent the team from receiving new state dollars if the project starts this year. He said he does not know what the Dolphins plan to do, but suggested a delay in the start of construction was possible.
    It may move their timeline, Braynon said. It may force them to move their timeline to fit in with what the bill says.
    "It happens all the time," Taylor said. "It's not an exact science and personnel guys aren't the end-all, be-all. " Jason Taylor,2011
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    Why was it dropped?
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    I was hoping for the rebuild but I believe its rumored that the 50th Superbowl will likely take place in Santa Clara where the new 49ers stadium will be. Because correct me if I am wrong but I believe superbowl one was played there so it would only make sense for them to vote to have the 50th there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky4Life View Post
    I was hoping for the rebuild but I believe its rumored that the 50th Superbowl will likely take place in Santa Clara where the new 49ers stadium will be. Because correct me if I am wrong but I believe superbowl one was played there so it would only make sense for them to vote to have the 50th there.
    Actually is was in LA. the Coliseum.
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    Just tear it down and build a new one
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo style View Post
    Just tear it down and build a new one
    You do understand that makes ZERO sense right?

    It's a concrete building. You want them to knock down the concrete bones and rebuild the same concrete bones?

    The bones of JRS will be there for a 1,000 years if taken care of properly and it will be stronger in the 1,000th year than it was in it's 30th year.
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    Don't care about stadium just want fins to stay in Miami. I would be crushed if they moved.
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