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Miami Herald: “Gimenez: Dolphins owner ‘trying to do the right thing’”

Miami Herald By DOUGLAS HANKS and PATRICIA MAZZEI Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez emphasized his support Friday of county ownership for the Miami Dolphins’ stadium if the team can reach a deal over lost tax revenue for the school system and the facility’s home city of Miami Gardens. “I really like [team owner] Steve Ross. I think he is trying to do the right thing, but nothing that you ever get done here is going to be easy,’’ Gimenez told WQAM 560 sports-talk host Joe Rose.
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Orange Bowl Committee Endorses Sun Life Stadium Modernization Plan

Today the Orange Bowl Committee formally endorsed efforts to modernize Sun Life Stadium with private funds, releasing the following statement: “The Orange Bowl Committee applauds Mr. Ross and the Miami Dolphins organization for continuing to explore ways to modernize the stadium and improve the fan experience including at the historic Orange Bowl Classic.  Additionally under the new postseason College Football Playoff structure, College Football Championship Game sites are now being awarded via a highly competitive bid process.  South Florida and Orange Bowl Committee efforts to attract future College Football Championship Games will only be enhanced by a modernized stadium. 
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The University of Miami Announces Support for Sun Life Stadium Modernization

The University of Miami today announced their support for the efforts to modernize Sun Life Stadium with private funds, adding to the growing support for this proposal. Blake James, the University of Miami Athletic Director, said: “The Miami Hurricanes are proud to call Sun Life Stadium our home and we are excited about the prospect of playing in a state-of-the art facility.  We look forward to working with the Dolphins on this privately-funded project, which will enhance the fan experience during UM football games and provide our football student-athletes with an amazing home-field advantage.”
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Loews Miami Beach Hotel Endorses Effort To Modernize Sun Life Stadium

Today, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel endorsed the proposal that bring the Super Bowl back to Miami-Dade by modernizing Sun Life Stadium with private funds. Loews Miami Beach Hotel Managing Director Alex Tonarelli released the following statement: “Those of us in the hospitality industry know the value of hosting world-class events in Miami-Dade County.  They drive economic growth, support jobs and provide our community with far reaching publicity.  We applaud Steve Ross’ commitment to privately fund the modernization of Sun Life Stadium, and look forward to bringing the Super Bowl, College Football Championships and other high profile events back to South Florida.”
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Statement From Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross

“I have made clear I want the stadium modernized because it’s right for our fans and it’s right for Miami-Dade and South Florida. I have decided the best way to get this done is to pay for the project with private funds. All we ask in return is that we are treated the same as all franchises in the state of Florida. A world-class city needs a world-class stadium. “We haven’t won a Super Bowl bid in Miami-Dade in far too long, and we know that with the stadium as an issue, we never will unless it is modernized.
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Matchups And Venues Announced For 2014 Guinness® International Champions Cup

2014 Guinness International Cup Features Eight of the Best Teams in the World Including Real Madrid CF, Manchester United, AS Roma, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Liverpool FC, AC Milan and Olympiacos  Second Annual Tournament will Begin Thursday July 24 and Culminate in Miami Monday August 4.  FOX to Air Two Marquee Matchups, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 to Carry All Other Contests Matches to Take Place Across the United States Including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Denver, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Phoenix and One Additional Marquee Venue NEW YORK, NY (February 20, 2014) – Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, today unveiled the full schedule for the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup, the second year of the fiercely contested eight team soccer extravaganza taking place this summer in 13 cities across the United States from July 24 to August 4. 
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PRESS RELEASE: American Invitational Presented By G & C Farm Comes to Sun Life Stadium

Miami, FL – February 9, 2014 - One of the longest running and most prestigious of all American show jumping events, the American Invitational, a Tampa fixture for over forty years, is moving from the West coast of Florida to Sun Life Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins, in Miami on the East coast. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014. As has been the tradition over the years, the dream of show jumping visionary Gene Mische, the legendary founder of Stadium Jumping, Inc.
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