With the referendum election to decide the future of Sun Life Stadium less than three weeks away, Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee opened the 26-year-old facility to reporters and cameras for a behind the scenes tour Friday.
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.
For 350 million dollars, Sun Life Stadium could have a roof and some great upgrades and be in line for future Super Bowls.
Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee smiled as he delivered a small piece of paper today with a big number on it.
The Miami-Dade Commission has approved a stadium deal between the Miami Dolphins and the county to renovate Sun Life Stadium using taxpayer money along with private money from Fins owner Stephen Ross. The motion was passed by an 8-3 majority with Commissioners Bovo, Zapata, and Suarez voting against the deal.
Miami-Dade Commissioners are set to meet Wednesday to decide whether to move forward with a new proposal to use tax dollars to renovate Sun Life Stadium.
The 11th hour deal between the Miami Dolphins and Miami Dade-County will go to the voters, but the referendum will be on a very condensed schedule.
Just hours after Super Bowl 47, the Miami Dolphins are headed to Tallahassee to pitch a state of the art stadium plan in hopes of bringing the big game back to South Florida.
The Miami Dolphins’ need for playmakers on the field is well established, but the team will also need some playmakers off the field if the team is to successfully win approval for a new Sun Life Stadium renovation plan.