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(Miami Herald)   Miami Dolphins CEO announces that if team is given a new, free stadium in Palm Beach County, they are "open-minded" about relocating   (miamiherald.com) divider line 44
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2013-05-10 02:12:51 PM  
They want to be close to their mansions so they don't have to commute?
 
2013-05-10 03:57:17 PM  
Because the last time Florida publicly funded a stadium it turned out so well.
 
2013-05-10 03:59:49 PM  

CipollinaFan: Because the last time Florida publicly funded a stadium it turned out so well.


This; seriously, I would strongly considering doing the following to the Dolphins if I were a top elected official there:

Take a squad of cops, about 5 moving trucks, empty their entire facility of stuff and tell them "GTFO of Miami".

And if they did, fine, the 'Canes can use the stadium.
 
2013-05-10 04:00:18 PM  
Why does every single story about Miami sports make me feel dirty and disgusted?  Other than LeBron and his infamous "decision" I really have never had a mental issue with Miami - but the past years worth of stories brings to mind a little Obi Wan "You will never find a more wretchedhive of scum and villainy. "...
 
2013-05-10 04:03:00 PM  
Well, hey, maybe you can rent out that aircraft carrier you want to play on full-time. You can be the NFL's first international team!
 
2013-05-10 04:09:37 PM  
I'm sure Miami/Florida is still smarting over the marlin's stadium debacle.
 
2013-05-10 04:11:24 PM  

Broktun: I'm sure Miami/Florida is still smarting over the marlin's stadium debacle.


Yep. Which is why they're hesitant to spend even more money for the Dolphins.

Of course the Dolphins don't care about that and are using Palm Beach County to blackmail Miami-Dade into forking money over to them.

/Just build the damn thing in Broward and move on already
//Broward is a less stupid choice than Palm Beach
 
2013-05-10 04:18:29 PM  
And I'm sure they will want 100% of the revenue from vending and parking after they get their free stadium.
 
WGJ
2013-05-10 04:26:00 PM  
Joe Robbie built the stadium with private funds.
 
2013-05-10 04:27:28 PM  

groppet: And I'm sure they will want 100% of the revenue from vending and parking after they get their free stadium.


And a percentage of the revenue from all businesses within a 1 mile radius
 
2013-05-10 04:35:35 PM  
I predict a stadium will be built with nothing but luxury boxes. Fans will have to watch on TV.
 
2013-05-10 04:35:43 PM  

IAmRight: Well, hey, maybe you can rent out that aircraft carrier you want to play on full-time. You can be the NFL's first international team!


game days in International waters might be worth it!
 
2013-05-10 04:53:53 PM  
For $20 I'm willing to move my login to Reddit.  All options are being considered.
 
2013-05-10 04:58:48 PM  
They have dolphins in California.  Just saying, team name at least makes sense, as opposed to "Lakers" or "Jazz" in Utah.
 
2013-05-10 05:00:09 PM  

uncleacid: I predict a stadium will be built with nothing but luxury boxes. Fans will have to watch on TV.


Provided there is a "sellout" of course. Otherwise, lukewarm PBR, government cheese, and shadow puppets for simulcast with the color play-by-play on the radio.
 
2013-05-10 05:16:13 PM  
What the Fark is in the water in South Florida??

Why doesn't Mike Dee (CEO) just come out and say: "Hey! Any politicians tired of their job and want someone else to do it, just sign on."

Seriously! This has no chance in hell of passing....but then again, it's FLORIDUH!
 
2013-05-10 05:29:28 PM  
As a resident of Palm Beach County and in one of the proposed areas, I will say "GTFO".

I don't want any more goddamn traffic in my town.
 
2013-05-10 05:31:35 PM  

Lost Thought 00: groppet: And I'm sure they will want 100% of the revenue from vending and parking after they get their free stadium.

And a percentage of the revenue from all businesses within a 1 mile radius


And all the free cats from the highways
 
2013-05-10 06:00:13 PM  
Why do cities whore themselves out for these shiatty stadiums for shiatty teams that no one comes and watches...

I don't get it.

You're in a 12 billion dollar monopolistic business guaranteed to make money.  Build your own farking building you twats.
 
2013-05-10 06:05:15 PM  
I haven't heard much about Joe Robbie other than they wanted $400m in renovations.  Does the stadium need it?
 
2013-05-10 06:16:13 PM  
Why not just play at FAU stadium then? http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAU_Stadium They would actually fill it instead of the lowest average in the nfl. http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2012
 
2013-05-10 07:01:20 PM  
Can we have Tony Montana buy a team in Miami? I would appreciate the upgrade in morality.
 
2013-05-10 07:11:01 PM  

Broktun: I'm sure Miami/Florida is still smarting over the marlin's stadium debacle.


The stench of Loria will hang over south florida for a good long time.
 
2013-05-10 07:40:18 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Broktun: I'm sure Miami/Florida is still smarting over the marlin's stadium debacle.

The stench of Loria will hang over south florida for a good long time.


The Stench of Al Davis has been doing the same to Oakland for the last decade or so with trying to get the A's a new place to play. It's also been happening in a number of cities as well.

It does seem like the tide might be turning, that the leagues are starting to run out of cities that are big enough to support a team that are also willing to mortgage their economies by building a free gift for a billionaire to use 8-12 days a year. You'll notice that the NBA basically is having to try and recycle cities that have already had teams stolen from them to blackmail the other existing towns; MLB teams have been fighting a losing battle ever since the Giants mostly built Pac Bell Park with private dollars. The NHL mostly just piggybacks off of the NBA for arenas.

Now if the foot can be put down in front of the NFL, we might really start getting somewhere.
 
2013-05-10 07:49:23 PM  

JayCab: Igor Jakovsky: Broktun: I'm sure Miami/Florida is still smarting over the marlin's stadium debacle.

The stench of Loria will hang over south florida for a good long time.

The Stench of Al Davis has been doing the same to Oakland for the last decade or so with trying to get the A's a new place to play. It's also been happening in a number of cities as well.

It does seem like the tide might be turning, that the leagues are starting to run out of cities that are big enough to support a team that are also willing to mortgage their economies by building a free gift for a billionaire to use 8-12 days a year. You'll notice that the NBA basically is having to try and recycle cities that have already had teams stolen from them to blackmail the other existing towns; MLB teams have been fighting a losing battle ever since the Giants mostly built Pac Bell Park with private dollars. The NHL mostly just piggybacks off of the NBA for arenas.

Now if the foot can be put down in front of the NFL, we might really start getting somewhere.


Won't happen until LA builds a purely privately funded stadium. LA is the ultimate threat to wield in these things. If LA is ever off the table, people get less panicky. Besides, some desperate congress-critter will ban TV blackouts before any of that happens.
 
2013-05-10 08:41:32 PM  
Since the satadium is outdated, it should be taken from the Super Bowl rotation immediately.
 
2013-05-10 09:15:15 PM  
Fark that.

Refusing to give welfare to the rich worked well for us here in the Puget Sound area. We tossed out the Sonics, and our pushback on the rich folks wanting to buy the Kings seems to be working. We keep millions that would've been used to help line the pockets of rich investors, and we don't have to put up with the additional traffic & crime that was the hallmark of NBA games here.
 
2013-05-10 11:18:06 PM  

iron_city_ap: Since the satadium is outdated, it should be taken from the Super Bowl rotation immediately.


That was actually stephen ross' pitch. Dolphins won't get anymore superbowls without a renovation.
 
2013-05-10 11:29:45 PM  
They should have built the new sadium next to the big clam in Sunrise (now called the BB&T Center) about 10 yrs ago.  Better than that the Marlins stadium should have built there.   The problem we have here in S. FL is everyone is against having to pay for a little bit of funding and the rest be paid by a hotel/tourist tax.

The Marlins moving to the old Orange Bowl site has put many fans (or just some people who would like to see a game) from N. Broward or anywhere in Palm Beach County out of reach for a 7pm weekday game.

The owners of the sport teams here in FL are insane.  I think it is because they get too much sunshine.  If they would only look at where their season ticket holders are from they can find a solution (but that would be too easy).

/ Still not a dullfin fan
// do like the Panthers (too bad they can't get a GM and Coach to get it together)
/// F--- the Marlins!!!

/ Almost hate living in S. FL for sports
 
2013-05-10 11:29:52 PM  

UNC_Samurai: I haven't heard much about Joe Robbie other than they wanted $400m in renovations.  Does the stadium need it?


If you ask me? No.  if you ask an owner? Of course it does, because it's not top of the line and if it's not top of the line it's utter shiat.  Never mind the fact that it's one of the premier locales in the country in terms of high-profile football venues and that people want to have these places be mulitmedia entertainment centers or some such retardation.

In the end, the problem isn't that it's actually good or bad, it's that it's not the shiny perfect place the Jerruhdome or UoP or MetLife is.
 
2013-05-10 11:32:43 PM  
Forgot to say...

If they move to Palm Beach will they rename the team to the Beached Dolphins?

/ because that what they have been for a loooong time!
 
2013-05-11 12:19:01 AM  

Trocadero: JayCab: Igor Jakovsky: Broktun: I'm sure Miami/Florida is still smarting over the marlin's stadium debacle.

The stench of Loria will hang over south florida for a good long time.

The Stench of Al Davis has been doing the same to Oakland for the last decade or so with trying to get the A's a new place to play. It's also been happening in a number of cities as well.

It does seem like the tide might be turning, that the leagues are starting to run out of cities that are big enough to support a team that are also willing to mortgage their economies by building a free gift for a billionaire to use 8-12 days a year. You'll notice that the NBA basically is having to try and recycle cities that have already had teams stolen from them to blackmail the other existing towns; MLB teams have been fighting a losing battle ever since the Giants mostly built Pac Bell Park with private dollars. The NHL mostly just piggybacks off of the NBA for arenas.

Now if the foot can be put down in front of the NFL, we might really start getting somewhere.

Won't happen until LA builds a purely privately funded stadium. LA is the ultimate threat to wield in these things. If LA is ever off the table, people get less panicky. Besides, some desperate congress-critter will ban TV blackouts before any of that happens.


The stadium was actually ready to be built; all AEG needed was someone to sell them a small stake in the team (10% or 15%), much like how the Lakers with the Staples Center.

Anyways, I don't want a team here. I like being not in a primary market; no blacked out games. Secondary market for the Chargers, so if they don't sell out, then I don't get to watch their game, but get a different game. I consider that a bonus. :P
 
2013-05-11 12:46:46 AM  

tenton: Trocadero: JayCab: Igor Jakovsky: Broktun: I'm sure Miami/Florida is still smarting over the marlin's stadium debacle.

The stench of Loria will hang over south florida for a good long time.

The Stench of Al Davis has been doing the same to Oakland for the last decade or so with trying to get the A's a new place to play. It's also been happening in a number of cities as well.

It does seem like the tide might be turning, that the leagues are starting to run out of cities that are big enough to support a team that are also willing to mortgage their economies by building a free gift for a billionaire to use 8-12 days a year. You'll notice that the NBA basically is having to try and recycle cities that have already had teams stolen from them to blackmail the other existing towns; MLB teams have been fighting a losing battle ever since the Giants mostly built Pac Bell Park with private dollars. The NHL mostly just piggybacks off of the NBA for arenas.

Now if the foot can be put down in front of the NFL, we might really start getting somewhere.

Won't happen until LA builds a purely privately funded stadium. LA is the ultimate threat to wield in these things. If LA is ever off the table, people get less panicky. Besides, some desperate congress-critter will ban TV blackouts before any of that happens.

The stadium was actually ready to be built; all AEG needed was someone to sell them a small stake in the team (10% or 15%), much like how the Lakers with the Staples Center.

Anyways, I don't want a team here. I like being not in a primary market; no blacked out games. Secondary market for the Chargers, so if they don't sell out, then I don't get to watch their game, but get a different game. I consider that a bonus. :P


Of course the fun would be if the Chargers moved back to LA and San Diego essentially said "FARK YOU!" to the NFL and to any owner threatening to move there.
 
2013-05-11 02:58:42 AM  
All ideas - good, bad, indifferent - should be considered.

They're going to consider bad ideas. That's an interesting approach.

"There's three ways to do things: the right way, the wrong way, and the Max Power way."
"Isn't that the wrong way?"
"Yeah...but faster!"
 
2013-05-11 03:55:58 AM  
"Those empty seats - along with tens of millions of dollars in bonuses paid to recently signed free agents - has the franchise working at a loss. The Dolphins told Miami-Dade County Commissioners they expect to lose $41 million this year.

However, Dee said that - unlike the Marlins, who infamously gutted their payroll after just one season at their new ballpark - the team will not cut corners when it comes to the on-field product."

So the Dolphins' owner(s) want government funding for a new stadium, even though they are losing money and their fellow sports owner just farked over the city for a stadium they will be paying off for decades and can't even draw decent attendance? I wouldn't be surprised to see the City of Miami cave in but I think I'd have a heart attack if they told the Dolphins to get lost.
 
2013-05-11 05:41:25 AM  
AH the NFL - - - one of America's largest corporate welfare babies.
 
2013-05-11 06:21:59 AM  

skinink: "Those empty seats - along with tens of millions of dollars in bonuses paid to recently signed free agents - and the fact that the team perennially sucks has the franchise working at a loss. The Dolphins told Miami-Dade County Commissioners they expect to "lose" $41 million this year.

However, Dee said that - unlike the Marlins, who infamously gutted their payroll after just one season at their new ballpark - the team will not cut corners when it comes to the on-field product."

So the Dolphins' owner(s) want government funding for a new stadium, even though they are losing money and their fellow sports owner just farked over the city for a stadium they will be paying off for decades and can't even draw decent attendance? I wouldn't be surprised to see the City of Miami cave in but I think I'd have a heart attack if they told the Dolphins to get lost.


My heart bleeds so for these poor billionaires. Not enough rubes to fleece.
 
2013-05-11 06:28:31 AM  
Tell 'em they should put together a better team first.
 
2013-05-11 07:57:42 AM  

Professor Duck: Tell 'em they should put together a better team first.


Can't happen except for Blind Luck while that nipplehead Ireland is in change.
 
2013-05-11 12:00:06 PM  
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2013-05-11 12:26:08 PM  
Meanwhile Stephen Ross has decided to join the Warren Buffett / Bill Gates "giving pledge". Not to appear sympathetic or get a massive tax write-off, but because he just loves giving to charity so much.

So a guy with a billion dollars wants to give half of it to charity, and wants the taxpayers to give his team $400 million to build more luxury boxes. Here's a crazy idea, Mr. Ross: why not start up a non-profit charity, something like "Dolphins Fans Who Happen to Own the Dolphins for Stadium Improvement and Against Terrorism" and give it $400 million?

Spend the other $100 million on polio vaccine right before you kill yourself and everybody's happy.
 
2013-05-11 12:27:43 PM  
Oh and more thing. Nice logo you massive poof.
 
2013-05-11 12:28:18 PM  
One more thing!

Crap hound!
 
2013-05-11 03:22:22 PM  
I would like public funding to improve my house. It will increase the value of my property, as well as those around me, which in turn, means more taxes collected. And I would need less than $400 million to do it. Hell, the government wastes more money in a day than I would need to fix up my house/property. At least this way, the money would be recouped through the property taxes. The only difference is, I cannot afford to make the improvements to my property that I would like to make.

So... where do I sign up??
 
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