Will stadium renovation receive opposition?

With yesterday's big news that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will pay $400 million in stadium renovations out of his own pocket, it has since been added that in exchange for him personally financing the renovations, he would like to have a full property tax relief. Which leaves me and a select few to wonder, will anyone fight this? After all, the stadium's tax is likely money going into schools and other government services. This part of the deal may draw some opposition, so I decided to see if there was a response from the face of the opposition of public funding and the use of taxes on private enterprises, former Philadelphia Eagles owner and Honda dealer Norman Braman. According to NBC 6, Norman Braman, who has been one of the most vocal opponents of public funding for Sun Life Stadium renovations, told NBC 6 Monday that he was pleased with Ross’ decision. “I think this is great, and I’m glad that Mr. Ross has stepped forward,” Braman said. “I approve of this decision and I am happy about it.” If this is indeed true, it looks as though this will be the best chance yet of this 27 year old stadium finally getting a facelift.

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