The Miami Dolphins will soon play in the same stadium but with a different look and feel. Today the Miami-Dade county commissioners approved a referendum that would pay Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins per major event brought to the stadium.
This has been an ongoing fight for Ross for two years now. Originally the team tried to get half of the bill paid for by the city, then by an increase in hotel taxes, but that died in the state legislature. An ugly smear campaign followed. Once feelings began to heal, the Dolphins attempted to get the county to drop the property tax for Sun-Life stadium but that too failed. With Ross putting up his own money and the county agreeing to pay per event, Ross will get his upgrades.
The upgrades, according the Miami Herald should start his summer. Construction on the canopy however will take a couple of years to complete.