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FreeWanny wrote: From a nostalgic point of view it would be sad for us locals, but this team has been so irrelevant for so long, it wouldn't be a big deal.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 1:28 PM
FreeWanny wrote: Of course it's a muscle play. Ross paid top dollar for the team from Huizenga. He had visions of championships and celebrities. We got some celebrities but nothing close to a championship.He's probably getting antsy and is trying to do what business people do best: make money.However, after the Florida Marlin taxpayer funded stadium fiasco, I don't think the locals have any appetite to help spend more money on a football stadium that never sells out (legitimatel)Seriously, what improvements are really needed. Maybe they should spray paint the seats black so the empty ones don't stand out so much on TV.
With Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wanting to transform his team into the Lakers of the NFL, Dolphins fans now have reason to fret about Ross moving his team to the Lakers’ neighborhood.
According to Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Ross has made a bid on AEG, the company intent on building a new pro football stadium in Los Angeles. The development is creating concern that, if Ross isn’t able to persuade the local authorities in South Florida to help finance improvements to Sun Life Stadium, Ross could move the Dolphins to L.A.
“I have no interest at all in moving the Dolphins,” Ross told Hyde in an email, explaining that the effort to buy AEG is “strictly advancing our real estate, sports, entertainment and technology business.”
Still, there’s something odd about an owner of one NFL team trying to buy a company that wants to build a stadium that relies on an NFL team moving to L.A. in order to play there. But Ross, like Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, would be abandoning a stadium Ross currently owns.
Posted: 1/23/2013 1:30 PM
My answer is I have a wonderful idea how you can upgrade the stadium - how about you upgrade the f'n team that's playing on that stuff called grass down there, and then worry about capacity and other stadium alterations once the fans have something to cheer about.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:35 PM
Gonzorot wrote: Upgrading the stadium shouldn't be too costly and it does seem like Ross wants to keep the team in Miami for the long run.. I say tough it out and pay the taxes which sound minimal at best.
Posted: 1/25/2013 3:49 AM
DolphinFanCA wrote: Gonzorot wrote: Upgrading the stadium shouldn't be too costly and it does seem like Ross wants to keep the team in Miami for the long run.. I say tough it out and pay the taxes which sound minimal at best.The real question I have is would anyone go to the stadiums even if they did upgrade the team?Even for that brief moment when we seemed to be the talk of the town up and coming team, the stadium wasn't at max capacity.
Posted: 1/25/2013 6:03 AM
Gonzorot wrote: Because one thing that showed last year is Philbin has the talent as a coach to get Maximum results out of what he is dealt with.
Posted: 1/25/2013 9:12 AM
Gonzorot wrote: I really don't think people want to spend money to see a mediocre team at best which they were last year.. Draft Well Sign wisely in Free Agency this offseason and that stadium will fill back up guaranteed. People know when a team is playoff caliber .. We were not playoff caliber last year everyone knew that before the year so it was not going to be a full stadium
Posted: 1/25/2013 4:36 PM
Posted: 1/26/2013 10:09 AM
Killerb58 wrote: Taxpayers should never be subject to paying fees for a new stadium. Period.