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.
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.
Early and absentee ballots for a short lived county referendum which asked voters to approve the use of tax dollars for Sun Life Stadium improvements have been tallied and the numbers show the initial vote was not going in favor of the Miami Dolphins plan.
Details of what South Florida’s Super Bowl Bid Committee pitched to the NFL to land another Super Bowl at Sun Life Stadium were unveiled Thursday.
While it’s tough to get a handle on exactly how much money a Super Bowl brings into South Florida, some new numbers from the University of Alabama did shed some light on how much it cost to bring a team to the BCS National Championship Game.
As South Florida continues to ponder what will happen with both the Miami Dolphins and possible future Super Bowls in the area, other cities are seeing blood in the water and may jump at the chance to push Miami out of the Super Bowl rotation.
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.
He’s the one person that hasn’t been heard from in the push to upgrade Sun Life stadium.