Dolphins To Seek State, Local Funding For Stadium Renovation
The Dolphins today will "unveil a plan for an improved Sun Life Stadium," and a source said the team will ask "state and local governments to help pay" for a $400M renovation. Sources said that the team will seek funding from a hotel tax from Miami-Dade County and a tax rebate from the state of Florida. Owner Stephen Ross is "expected to pledge a significant amount of the renovation money himself" (MIAMI HERALD, 1/14). The team faces an "uphill battle," as local sentiment "runs very much against using tax dollars to upgrade or update private sports facilities" (MIAMIHERALD.com, 1/14).