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 Senate appears poised to pass the bill needed to renovate Sun Life Stadium, but the Florida House is a much different story.
Twelve hours before a decision needed to be reached between the Miami Dolphins and Miami-Dade County regarding Sun Life Stadium renovations, the two sides have come to an agreement.
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.
Eventually, the Miami Dolphins may just write a check for the full amount of the planned renovations to Sun Life Stadium. The team promised Wednesday to pay back some money to the state if taxpayers help pay for the renovations.
The Miami Dolphins are putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to securing public funds for the upgrade of Sun Life Stadium.
While the future of the Super Bowl in South Florida remains in doubt; Sun Life Stadium will play a major role in the 2015 college football national championship picture.
The National Football League is holding South Florida hostage for stadium upgrades to Sun Life Stadium in exchange for future Super Bowls. Part of the funding for those games would be from tourist/hotel tax hikes, just don’t ask the NFL to pay those taxes, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
A bill to help renovate Sun Life Stadium got one step closer to the end zone Friday after the House Finance and Tax Subcommittee passed a new sales tax rebate and hotel bed tax for upgrades to the decades old stadium.