Everyone needs to remember in this relocation talk is that Ross himself is not moving the team. The talk of relocation is based on what future owners might do if they inherit a team with no lease and a run down stadium. The first thing the new owner will want is to upgrade the stadium or build a new one. If the new owner can't do that in Miami, then it is possibly they could start looking outside Miami. If Ross eventually sells off a team with a renovated stadium, the team won't move.
[QUOTE=Nublar7;1064691485]Everyone needs to remember in this relocation talk is that Ross himself is not moving the team. The talk of relocation is based on what future owners might do if they inherit a team with no lease and a run down stadium. The first thing the new owner will want is to upgrade the stadium or build a new one. If the new owner can't do that in Miami, then it is possibly they could start looking outside Miami. If Ross eventually sells off a team with a renovated stadium, the team won't move.[/QUOTE
Anything is always possible. One reason the dolphins dont have a lease is because well the stadium is the ownership of the owner of the dolphins. Im sure he can trust himself not to screw himself lol.
Ross can get the renovation deal done he just needs to realize it didnt go his way this time. Alot of this is posturing and false outrage
so whould Ross want to sell the team?
I am still waiting to see how bad the stadium actually is. I said in earlier posts that I left Miami the same year Joe Robbie stadium opened. So I have never been inside.
From the outside it seems just fine.
Compare the condition of the Orange Bowl to Sun Life? I would think Sun Life minus the great close up seats will win hands down. I do remeber the OB and attended Dolphin and Hurricane games there. It was a dump. But it was the Dolphins I went to see. Not the nasty bathrooms.
They had plenty National Championship games and I am sure we had super bowls in the OB. Whats so wrong with/bad about Sun Life?
"Posturing and False outrage"?
I can assure you it could be the front office doing this, but the outrage is real and is evident on this forum.
Are you a Tampa Bay fan and just tickling our balls here?
You agree with Weatherford and you live in Tampa is all I got to say on that.
And I like Tampa. My mother was born in Ybor city and I spent my summers there, eating crab croquettes. And eating at the Columbia restaurant.
Basically, it's about upgrading the stadium in order to compete with the brand new billion dollar stadiums across the league.
A simple side by side comparison of Cowboys Stadium and Sun Life its easy to see why Sun Life stadium stands 0 chance at hosting a Super Bowl.
Nothing wrong with the stadium, it's just not to the "new generation" standards.
For the record, I miss the OB. It was a piece of ****, but it was our piece of ****.
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This is just silly.
No one should be comparing apples to oranges with these new stadiums. Sunlife stadium is perfectly fine.
Even if the stadium is renovated or a new one is built, in five years we'll be back here talking about how it doesn't compare with the brand new stadiums. That's how technology goes. Give it five years, and the big screen in the Cowboys stadium will be replaced for an even bigger, more high definitioner holographicer screen. The city of Dallas will be the first city to owe a trillion American dollars all by itself. This is the nature of technology: you cannot future proof your fancy gizmos.
Want a new stadium, Miami Dolphins? Win. Win it all. Go primetime and even the local politicians will see that you need a new home stadium to play in.
For now, focus resources on keeping your fans in attendance comfortable at the game. Shield them from the sun. Keep them feeling cool. Renovate what matters to us, your loyal customers. Miami has always been one of the worst climates to watch an outdoor sport in. Fix that.