Proposed Dolphins stadium bill rejected, Miami could lose Super Bowl L bid
A proposed bill for a new Miami Dolphins stadium was rejected by lawmakers on Friday, The Miami Herald reports. Lawmakers ended a 60-day session to refuse taxpayers support of a $350 million upgrade of Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins were seeking up to $289 million in taxpayer support.
On May 21, NFL owners will vote to decide whether Miami or San Francisco will host Super Bowl L, which will take place in February, 2016. The NFL reportedly told the Dolphins that if stadium renovations weren’t made, Miami would lose their bid in favor of San Francisco’s new Santa Clara stadium.
According to The Miami Herald, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appeared in Tallahassee in support of the upgrade, along with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino.