• Dolphins strike stadium renovation deal with Miami-Dade mayor

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Apr 9, 2013
    The Miami Dolphins and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez finally came to an agreement last night on a deal that would give the team public funding to assist in their $350 million planned renovation of Sun Life Stadium. “I want to thank Mayor Gimenez and his team for their hard work and commitment to bringing jobs and opportunity to the people of Miami-Dade.  When the people of Miami-Dade go to the polls, we are confident they will support this partnership, where the Dolphins will pay approximately 70 percent costs, will repay approximately $167 million to the state and county, will pay for 100 percent of any cost overruns during construction, and will be committed to staying in Miami-Dade for the next 30 years. This is truly an unprecedented agreement, and the Mayor deserves tremendous credit for making it happen.  The Dolphins and NFL say stadium upgrades are needed to keep the city competitive in bidding for Super Bowls. It was one of the major hurdles that needed to be cleared before a tentative May 14 special election regarding a one-percent increase in local hotex taxes.
    • Dolphins, Mayor Agree on Stadium Renovation Funding

      The Miami Dolphins and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez finally came to an agreement last night on a deal that would give the team public funding to assist in their $350 million planned renovation of Sun Life Stadium. This deal likely includes a r…
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