It’s almost anti-climactic for South Florida at this point, but Tuesday, NFL owners will meet in Boston and vote on the sites to hold Super Bowl’s L and LI.
The Miami Dolphins’ plans to renovate Sun Life Stadium died in the Florida House Friday. The defeat could end up costing South Florida millions of dollars in revenue from future Super Bowl’s and left fans in the area asking, what now?
The future of Sun Life Stadium, and possibly future Super Bowls in South Florida, is up in the air Friday afternoon after the Florida House of Representatives failed to take up a bill dealing with the renovation of Sun Life Stadium.
The Florida House of Representatives adjourned for the day Thursday around 5:45 p.m. without taking up the Sun Life Stadium renovation bill. But, some late maneuvering in the Senate Thursday helped get the stadium bill closer to a vote in the House.
The proposed modernization of Sun Life Stadium hasn’t even been finalized but the Miami Dolphins organization is moving forward and planning a job fair to makes sure the project has a diverse local workforce.
The Florida Senate has approved a bill that grants a sales tax exemption and allows Miami-Dade County voters to decide on using tourist dollars to help with the renovations to Sun Life Stadium.
The Miami Dolphins already had two big announcements scheduled for Thursday: the team’s first round selection in the draft and revealing the team’s new logo. But the team has brought out star power for another announcement the team said deals with the Super Bowl.
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 Florida Senate appears poised to pass the bill needed to renovate Sun Life Stadium, but the Florida House is a much different story.
The Miami Dolphins delivered a check for more than $4 million last Friday to kick off the push for a special election to approve a tax for renovating Sun Life Stadium. Voters who want to be a part of that decision do face an important deadline Monday.