Sunday, February 10, 2013
Fins' chances to host Super Bowl L
By Tom Carpenter
Per the Miami Herald's Douglas Hanks, the Miami Dolphins have agreed to seek voter approval of tax dollars for Sun Life Stadium.
"By agreeing to a referendum, the Dolphins would test the lingering backlash against the 2009 deal that gave the Marlins a new ballpark largely funded by taxpayers," Hanks wrote. "The Dolphins see their plan as more palatable, since [owner Stephen] Ross has agreed to use private dollars to pay for at least $201 million of the project, with state and county funds paying no more than $199 million.
"Ross would likely use a mix of team and NFL funds, and some finance authorities have said NFL money could match the Dolphins’ contribution dollar for dollar."
The prime reason why the Dolphins are pushing for a quick resolution on the matter is that they hope to secure Super Bowl L in 2016; the NFL is expected to decide who will host that game by May 22.