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We're Not The Marlins, Dolphins Say, But We Do Need Tax Money For Our Stadium
| Rick Stone
Posted on 01/14/2013 5:27:06 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has an appointment with reporters today to discuss his plans to go after public funding to renovate Sun Life Stadium.
The cost estimate is $400 million, says the Miami Herald, some of which Ross apparently hopes to raise from state and local government sources.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: nfl; sports
Laughable. How about selling stock to raise the funds?
How about a bank heist? It’s just as immoral, but quicker and more fun to watch.
posted on 01/14/2013 5:32:36 AM PST
How about a bank heist?
That's exactly what funding this krap with tax dollars is - a heist.
Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, a multi-millionaire, got $200 million in taxpayer dollars 5-6 years ago to "renovate the stadium" - then had the gall to rename the stadium after himself.
Last month, feckin' Albany gave him another $95 million.
Since every single player is also a millionaire, how about if Wilson robs them to stay in business and leaves us the hell alone? Or better yet - go out of business - no one would miss you, you shameless thief.
posted on 01/14/2013 5:46:29 AM PST
The goverment will do it. They need us distracted by "circuses" while they loot our nation before the burning begins.
We are falling just like Rome.
posted on 01/14/2013 5:54:58 AM PST
(Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. MOLON LABE !)
Adding insult to injury, the Feckin’ Bills don’t even play all their home games in Buffalo. They play one game a year in Toronto.
posted on 01/14/2013 6:03:30 AM PST
I building and operating a stadium were profitable, every professional sports team in America would build their own stadium, arena, etc.
They need us distracted by "circuses" while they loot our nationtrue.. only much faster & greater debt @ the behest of the Establishment pols.
before the burning begins... We are falling just like Rome.
posted on 01/14/2013 6:24:39 AM PST
(who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
Hey that stadium in Toronto was also government funded. Cost about 600 million and those sharp government operators sold it for $25 million.
posted on 01/14/2013 6:37:15 AM PST
need taxpayer money so they can have grown men playing a kids game in comfort
posted on 01/14/2013 7:00:38 AM PST
(My heroes have always been cowboys)
Good luck. After lots of big talk from our elected betters, we’re on the hook for $975 million for a new playground for the Wilf boys here in Minnesota.
It’ll be a big fight. The right words will get said. But in the end, the taxpayers will lose. They always do.
posted on 01/14/2013 7:08:11 AM PST
("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
Even when the Dolphins were good, they never sold out, Miami is a terrible sports town, nothing but “fair weather” fans there, and most of the snowbirds down there just go to the games to root for their teams.
posted on 01/14/2013 7:10:51 AM PST
To: GreenHornet; SoFloFreeper
Show us the figures for all the players and income/loss for JOE ROBBIE stadium since it was build!!!
posted on 01/14/2013 7:16:08 AM PST
To: Tublecane; SoFloFreeper
WHY should Joe-sixpack from Miami Gardens, with four kids, and not afford buying one ticket for sleazeball Ross’ plan, when he never sets foot at JOE ROBBIE stadium. Or why should strangers when checking in on a hotel room do the same. or WHY should I, only been ONE time at a game since 1990, pay for this “Luxury”???
posted on 01/14/2013 7:26:58 AM PST
Since Jimmy Johnson destroyed Dan Marino and Don Shula left the Dolphins been nothing but a mediocre team. And there are more Jets fans here than Dolphins fans!!!
posted on 01/14/2013 7:35:55 AM PST
When the Yankees come to town, Marlins Stadium becomes “Yankee Stadium South”.
posted on 01/14/2013 7:37:16 AM PST
This is why I gave up watching professional sports, and why I cannot understand why certain, otherwise great, talkshow hosts cannot help but talk about their favorite teams, like the Pittsburgh Steelers (Stealers).
posted on 01/14/2013 7:50:37 AM PST
(."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
They have their own 2nd stadium in Tampa on Dale Maybry just across from the football stadium!!!
posted on 01/15/2013 11:22:46 AM PST
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