Months after approving $20 million in tourism tax money to help build an $84 million soccer-specific stadium in downtown Orlando, several county officials that approved that funding say they were misled about the requirements Major League Soccer said were necessary to award to the city a franchise.
There could be a change of venue for the David Beckham’s proposed MLS stadium.
The volume on the fourth floor outside the House and Senate chambers is reaching a crescendo. Lobbyists are jockeying for positions in front of the chamber doors as lawmakers emerge for quick pow-wows. It’s all part of the last-minute frenzy as, in the words of powerful Sen. John Thrasher, “bills are dying.”
Major League Soccer, spring training baseball and the Miami Dolphins are all in play in a Senate measure that would rank stadium funding projects.
Negotiations are set to begin Tuesday between Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s office and soccer icon David Beckham’s team of investors for the construction of a new soccer-only stadium in the Magic City.
The shutout of South Florida from major football championship games continued Monday when the College Football Playoff shunned Miami for Tampa to host the 2017 National Championship Game.
The Miami Hurricanes kick off the regular season Friday night at Sun Life Stadium and while the tailgating rules haven’t changed; there is a new bag policy in effect.
The Miami Dolphins confirmed Monday that the team has sold the naming rights to the club level seats at Sun Life Stadium to Bank United.
In a battle of heavyweights of their respective industries, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Associated Press versus the NFL. That’s exactly the battle unfolding Wednesday after the NFL took major exception with a column the AP released.
The National Football League sent a message to South Florida and any other city hoping to host the Super Bowl Tuesday: put together public funding for our stadiums or don’t expect to host the big game.