BREAKING NEWS: Stadium Deal with Miami-Dade County Almost Complete

New Look Sun Life Stadium
Sun Life Stadium will finally get it's makeover. After two failed attempts it looks like the third time was the charm for Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins organization The Miami Herald is reporting that the Dolphins and Miami-Dade County are close to finalizing a deal which will bring necessary upgrades to Sun-Life Stadium and keep the Dolphins in Miami for many years to come. The details are simple, Miami Dolphins principal owner Stephen Ross will pay in the ballpark of $400 million out of his own pocket to pay for upgrades for Sun Life Stadium and in return when he hosts a big-event at the stadium (ie Super Bowls, College Football Playoff games, Major WWE events, Major International Soccer games...etc) the county will in turn pay him a hefty "event fee." The fee for each event will be between $3 million to $5 million.

Miami-Dade mayor Carols Gimenez said the team and county "are close to agreeing to a deal." It just needs approval from the County Commission. The "Event Fee" money to be paid to Ross will come from County tourist taxes he stated. Giminez who spent most of Friday with Dolphins officials said he hopes to nail down the agreement sometime this weekend with a vote taking place in a couple weeks. That vote is expected to not be an issue and pass easily. 

So, what changes can you expect to be made to the stadium, the biggest change will be a canopy/roof to be added. Not an enclosed roof, think old Cowboys Stadium with a hole in the middle. It will be very similar to that. So the fans are protected by the rain and sun but the field is not covered. There will be new seats added and they will be blue or green not the orange they have now. Also there will be the addition of brand new video screens, lighting system, and sound system. The seats will also be moved much closer to the field which will generate more noise from the fans and create a bigger home field advantage.The other thing this deal does is lock the Dolphins into staying in Miami for many years to come as now there is no threat of the team moving to a different city (ie; Los Angeles.)

Construction on the stadium will take approximately 3 years and it's not going to disrupt any Dolphins home-games or any other events at the stadium during that time. The first order of business will be to win the bids of the 2018 College Football Championship game and Super Bowl 53 which will take place in 2019 (although with Atlanta getting a brand new stadium that might be tough to land) or Super Bowl 54 in 2020.

Here are some images of what the new and improved Sun Life Stadium will look like...


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  1. Looking good even better the team is looking good...

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  2. By the time they get this all done hopefully Dolphin owners will learn to DRAFT SOME MIAMI HURRICANES. ..!!!

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    1. Bro they did....but Lamar Miller doesn't seem to be working out all that well. Maybe he'll surprise us this season?

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  3. Olivier Vernon had 11.5 sacks last year. He is a Hurricane. And let's be honest the Hurricanes aren't that good anymore guys. They are a mediocre to bad college football program

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  4. Lol Ross isn't involved in the draft process!

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  5. Player development and Al Golden aren't exactly synonymous. Give me a few Alabama players and some speed from the west coast. At least those guys are coached well.

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