Monthly Archives: March 2013
The Dolphins and state lawmakers announced Wednesday that the organization has agreed to repay the State of Florida for its contribution to help fund the proposed Sun Life Stadium modernization plan. As the Florida Legislature deliberates on a proposed bill that would provide $3 million a year tax rebate to help fund the modernization, Dolphins CEO Mike Dee announced the team has agreed to repay the principle balance derived from the potential rebate. Watch the announcement below:
By: Alain Poupart Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee and South Florida Super Bowl bid committee chairman Rodney Barreto took turns Thursday making major announcements regarding Sun Life Stadium and future Super Bowls. Barreto spoke first and said the “core activities” for Super Bowl L would take place in downtown Miami, from the mouth of the Miami River north to the Adrienne Arsht Center. Dee, back from the owners’ meetings in Phoenix, made a significant pledge on behalf of the Dolphins: Any stadium plan voted on by Miami-Dade voters would be contingent on South Florida being awarded a Super Bowl when the owners vote on May 22 in Boston.
With a referendum to decide the fate of the Sun Life Stadium modernization plan looming, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross spoke to the media at the annual NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. The proposed modernization would, among other things, bring seats closer to the playing field and add a canopy atop the existing structure. If the plan is approved and renovations are made, Ross said, “it’s really going to be a new stadium.” Regardless of what the timeline for the implementation of those proposed modifications could be, there will be some technological enhancements made at Sun Life Stadium prior to the start of the 2013 NFL season.
By: Tristin Jones Exotic cars, the sound of a roaring engine, free reign on an autocross course, high speeds, and you behind the wheel. To quote Entourage, “Now is that something you might be interested in?” It’s called the Gotham Dream Car Sprint, and it’s happening at Sun life Stadium. Before I elaborate on the experience, I want to emphasize that I am not, by any means, a car person. I like to drive fast and I like the way cars look.
By: Andy Kent Time continues to be of the essence for the Miami Dolphins in their plans to modernize Sun Life Stadium and improve their chances of landing the 50th Super Bowl, college championships, and international soccer, which makes today’s victory in the state legislature that much more important. Dolphins CEO Mike Dee applauded the efforts of the House Finance and Tax Committee and their favorable 12-4 vote in support of a bill that would further advance the ability to modernize Sun Life Stadium.
The best in drift racing are coming to South Florida, as the U.S. Drift Circuit makes its next stop at Sun Life Stadium on March 10, 2013. A driver “drifts” when he oversteers and loses control of the car’s rear wheels while retaining control of the front half of the car. Riders are typically judged not only on speed but also angle and line. Hear U.S. Drift Circuit’s Chris Jackson and official Tim Murphy discuss the growing sport of drift racing and what other entertainment is planned for Sunday’s event.
Lacrosse, long a regional sport, has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity, helping it spread from coast to coast and turning it into a national game. That evolution was evident at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, March 2, as four of the nation’s top college lacrosse teams traveled to South Florida to participate in the 2nd annual Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic. The success of last year’s inaugural event – which featured some of the area’s top local high school programs and youth teams – as well as the sport’s continued rise locally led to the inclusion of the more physical, fast-paced college game, pushing the 2013 Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic into full-blown showcase status.