The Miami Dolphins had plenty to celebrate Thursday night between new uniforms and the acquisition of the number three overall pick in the draft. And now the planned renovations of Sun Life Stadium are back before a Senate committee.
It’s deep in the fourth quarter in the Florida Legislature and the supporters of the bills allowing Miami-Dade County voters to decide whether tourist tax dollars will go to upgrade Sun Life Stadium have gone to a hurry-up offense trying to get the bills passed.
The biggest thorn in the side of the public financing of Marlins Park was billionaire Norman Braman. With the Dolphins now asking for public money to help renovate Sun Life Stadium, Braman is back to fight against the new stadium deal.
The battle over renovations to Sun Life Stadium and how to pay for it took center stage in Tallahassee Wednesday. The House Economic Affairs Committee approved legislation to allow the modernization plans to move closer to a full House vote.
The Miami Dolphins drew hometown support Thursday in their quest for a roughly $400 million renovation of Sun Life Stadium.