My 2 cents is there are multiple reasons why teams move and this applies to all sports and when they all converge is when it happens. Bad ownership (price gouging, not competing for top flight players, bad organizational recruitment both in the front office and on the field), Fan apathy (places where even there is a winning team on the field they just don't show see TB Rays), politics usually local guys who either want to be greased and/or just obstinate when it comes to have tax payers footing any part of the bill, there is good and bad to that part politicians shouldn't let the tax payers get hosed but they should work in conjunction with ownerships because all new/rebuilt stadiums bring in revenue for everyone, the team, local businesses, new businesses that spring because of the situation and the state by taxing all of the above it works out to good symbiotic relationship. But the one thing I do know usually a winning team usually is a cure all for all those ailments everyone loves a winner but there are exceptions look at Cubs they sell that hell hole out all the time and people still piss in troughs at that stadium and they still go. I'm from NY and the Yankees are suffering from price gouging no fans in the seats but we all know they aren't going anywhere. LA couldn't sustain teams because LA is full American immigrants and what I mean by that is LA is full of people from other places nobody is actually from LA and they bring with them their home town team allegiances even when the Rams filled the stadium it was never full of Rams fans and when the Raiders where there it was full of people who either hated them or where from Oakland. My feeling is the Dolphins are hitting one benchmark the political one and a slight fan apathy one but that is easily reversed if the Dolphins start winning Dolphins are amongst the most loyal in the world I would bet on our fanbase against any other in the friggin world and we have had a fanbase malaise because the team has been in one too. But if they get off to a good start and the kids come and stand up and the FA's are good the fans will come back Ross can do most of the renovations out of his own pocket it may not be as big as the original plans but other owners do it all the time when they lose out on public funding they ask for public funding first because it is usually there. No one goes the see the Dolphins to sit in a luxury hotel they go to see the game grab a beer and a dog and have a good time. Believe me I'm Yankee fan getting the Taj Mahal isn't all that is cracked up to be. Good Team means happy fans means no move. If they did move I would probably still follow as long as they are the Dolphins I've never even set foot in Miami I am bound to the team because i loved Marino but I do plan on making my pilgrimage to the Mecca one day I have only seen them here in NJ.