Dolphins Put in Bid For up to $90M In Tax Rebates Under Florida’s Sports Development Program

The Miami Dolphins along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Daytona Speedway, have filed applications under Florida’s Sports Development Program to recover millions each year in state tax revenue. The program, established in 2014, allows the state to distribute up to $13 million of tax revenue each year to assist in the renovation of qualified professional sports facilities in the state of Florida. In order to receive disbursements under the program, professional sports organizations must submit a proposal to the Florida Department of…
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Miami Dolphins Looking Forward to Renovated Stadium

Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, will get a $350 million facelift.  The Miami-Dade County Commission approved a deal by a vote of 7-4 to renovate the stadium.  The deal pays incentives to the Dolphins for hosting major events like Super Bowl in exchange for a $350 million renovation fund to be injected by Dolphins owner Steve Ross. The deal requires Miami-Dade to pay the Dolphins $4 million for each Super Bowl and $3 million for each national championship game for a college…
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Dolphins Owner Proposes New Deal to Fund Stadium Renovations

Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross has come up with a new proposal to fund the $400 million renovations to Sun Life Stadium.  Last year, Ross asked for government assistance to fund nearly all of the cost.  However, now Ross says he is willing to privately finance the renovations if the team can stop paying property taxes on the stadium. Ross has been pushing for government assistance since acquiring 95% ownership of the Dolphins in 2009.  That push was heightened in 2012 when Miami was in…
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Updated: The Wells Report Could Mean Big Changes in NFL Workplace Policies; Two Fins Coaches Fired

On February 14th, attorney Ted Wells of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP issued a 144-page report (commonly referred to as the Wells report) to the National Football League concerning the alleged harassment of Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. On October 28, 2013, Martin abruptly walked off the team after a lunch room joke, which he says was the final straw after enduring nearly a year of harassment from his teammates. Martin checked himself into a hospital for mental health help. Amidst bullying…
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