Monthly Archives: April 2013
Sun Life Stadium and Operation 305 today announced a partnership to engage local small businesses and job-seekers to ensure the modernization of Sun Life Stadium hires a diverse Miami-Dade workforce. The two organizations will work closely with South Florida Workforce, which will serve as a digital clearinghouse for interested applicants. “Modernizing Sun Life Stadium will create thousands of jobs for Miami-Dade and pump millions of dollars into the local economy. To ensure that the benefits of this project stay in Miami-Dade, we will be working with Operation 305 and local business leaders to recruit local small businesses and local workers for the construction and ensure that we are hiring a diverse Miami-Dade workforce for this project,” said Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee.
Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee released the following statement after the Senate’s 35-4 vote: “Today, the Florida Senate spoke loudly, with a huge majority of Senators voting to let Miami-Dade residents have the final say on modernizing Sun Life Stadium. As Miami-Dade residents have learned about the project, which will create over 4,000 jobs and provide a substantial boost to the local economy, our momentum has grown. “We look forward to working with leaders in the Florida House as they consider this legislation in the coming days.”
Dolphins CEO Mike Dee released the following statement reacting to the Senate Appropriation Committee’s vote today to send SB306 to the Senate floor: “With the Senate Appropriation Committee’s unanimous vote today, the bill that gives Miami-Dade voters the final say on bringing Super Bowls, college championship games and international soccer to our community now moves to the full Senate. The momentum to modernize Sun Life Stadium and create more than 4,000 jobs continues to grow. We look forward to continuing to work with our bill sponsors and the leadership as the bill works its way through the Legislature and to the governor’s desk.”
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, and FOX Sports Media Group, today unveiled plans for the 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup, a brand new eight team bracketed soccer tournament taking place this summer in the United States. The announcement of the multi-year agreement was made by Relevent Sports CEO Charlie Stillitano, Matt Higgins, President and CEO of RSE Ventures, David Nathanson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, FOX Soccer and Doug Campbell, Guinness Brand Manager. Eight teams are participating in the one-of-a-kind tournament including club teams from Spain, Italy and the United States.
In a sure sign that spring is officially here, big storm clouds rolled in over Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, threatening the scheduled 3 p.m. start to the University of Miami Spring Game. As kickoff approached, though, the overcast skies cleared, giving way to perfect conditions for some afternoon football. For the first time since November, Hurricanes football was back at Sun Life Stadium, as the team wrapped up its spring schedule with the annual Orange-White game in front of a crowd of Canes-crazy fans.
By: Andy Kent MIAMI – Nearly five hours of debate yielded a favorable vote for the Miami Dolphins by the Miami-Dade County Commission on the private/public partnership brokered by the team and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. There were 11 of the 13 districts represented inside the County Commission Chamber and after some amendments to the proposal were hammered out and read onto the record, the partnership was approved by a vote of 8-3. A second resolution to set a public referendum for May 14th so that the residents of Miami-Dade County can get their voice heard also passed, this one by a 9-2 vote.
Miami Dolphins Owner Steve Ross released the following statement regarding the unprecedented agreement reached tonight with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. “We are proud to join Mayor Gimenez in agreeing to an unprecedented public-private partnership that will modernize Sun Life Stadium and protect property tax payers, while helping secure the future for Super Bowls, college championships and international soccer in Miami-Dade. The future is also brighter for the University of Miami Hurricanes and the Orange Bowl. “We look forward to working with the County Commission to ensure that the voters of Miami-Dade have the final say on creating more than 4,000 jobs and pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.