|New Look Sun Life Stadium|
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.
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...