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    Owner Herald: Early-vote tally shows Miami Dolphins stadium renovation was failing at polls

    FYI: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/1...-dolphins.html

    The tabulation showed that among the 60,678 voters who voted by mail or at early-voting sites, 57 percent opposed the Dolphins’ proposal, compared to 43 percent who favored it.


    It looks like the legacy of the Marlin's stadium will haunt the Dolphins for a while.
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    5% of the county is what these numbers show. If the entire county got to vote, results could have been much different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    5% of the county is what these numbers show. If the entire county got to vote, results could have been much different.
    You could be right, we'll never know for sure. What I do know is the people who early vote in what was essentially a single issue special election are people who are extremely motivated. Although the article didn't say, it's probably safe to assume that the early voting results are spread pretty evenly around the county so there's no real mental adjustment that can be made to the results on the assumption that Homestead voters might be less supportive of the issue and less motivated to vote than voters from Miami Gardens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    5% of the county is what these numbers show. If the entire county got to vote, results could have been much different.
    If you believe what was said & reported the Cuban community because of Marlin thing dead set against referendum

    So with this voting bloc involved results more than likely would not have changed

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    Herald: Early-vote tally shows Miami Dolphins stadium renovation was failing at polls

    Reason why the marlins one wasn't put to a vote...

    It too would have been destroyed...

    If these are the results in Miami Dade...palm beach and broward would be even worse haha...
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    In other news the Florida Panthers were granted public money today for a new scoreboard. So public money for the Marlins and Panthers yet the Dolphins were denied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    In other news the Florida Panthers were granted public money today for a new scoreboard. So public money for the Marlins and Panthers yet the Dolphins were denied.
    Thats what happens when commissioners do whatever they want. This was broward county. Im sure that if Miami asked for 4 million that would be swung fairly easy though.
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    This is, to my knowledge, the first time in recorded history that a sports team exec warned not that part of his building was in danger of falling down, not that he didn’t want to pay to fix it, but that it was literally in danger of imminent collapse and he was just going to stand by and watch it do so because why should he pay to fix it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    In other news the Florida Panthers were granted public money today for a new scoreboard. So public money for the Marlins and Panthers yet the Dolphins were denied.
    That scoreboard cost $4.2 million. The Dolphins were looking for like $300 million.

    So... yeah.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    That scoreboard cost $4.2 million. The Dolphins were looking for like $300 million.

    So... yeah.
    Actually your math is incorrect. The entire project was around $350 million with the Dolphins paying just over 70% of the costs. So the Dolphins were looking for about $100 million which is 1/3 the amount you incorrectly posted. $100 million that the franchise would pay back within 30 years. Do you think the Panthers are going to pay back that $4.2 million? Probably not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vampire Nicolas View Post
    Actually your math is incorrect. The entire project was around $350 million with the Dolphins paying just over 70% of the costs. So the Dolphins were looking for about $100 million which is 1/3 the amount you incorrectly posted. $100 million that the franchise would pay back within 30 years. Do you think the Panthers are going to pay back that $4.2 million? Probably not.
    Well in actuality the dolphins were asking for about 289 million from bed tax revenues and 90 million from sales tax rebates fo a grand total of 379 million.
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