From the start, the Miami Dolphins knew they were up against a lot but optimism always followed.
The bill to tax tourists for renovations of Sun Life Stadium didn’t pass, but people voted, and now their votes have been counted.
The Miami Dolphins failed bid to get county voters and state lawmakers to sign off on using tax dollars to pay for renovations to Sun Life Stadium cost the team and owner Stephen Ross approximately $10 million.
On the cusp of his 73rd birthday, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has pledged to give half of his fortune to charity once he passes away.
The speaker of Florida’s House gaveled the regular legislative session to a close amid cheers Friday night, but there was no joy among executives of the Miami Dolphins.
Following the team’s crushing defeat in Tallahassee, Dolphin CEO Mike Dee announced on Sunday team owner Stephen Ross would not invest any new money into Sun Life stadium.
Now that the bill to renovate Sun Life Stadium using public financing has failed in the state legislature, local voters won’t get a chance to decide the stadium’s fate on May 14th.
The clock on the Sun Life Stadium bill in the Florida Legislature is deep in the fourth quarter and the Miami Dolphins have just 48 hours to get a vote out of the House, which has a major traffic jam of bills as of Wednesday.
The Florida House of Representatives started work Wednesday the exact same way they ended work on Tuesday, with a robotic computer program reading every word of every bill at the request of House Democrats.
Voting in the House stalled Tuesday on the proposed bill to renovate Sun Life Stadium.