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01:32 PM ET 01.14 | On Monday, the Miami Dolphins announced plans for significant upgrades and renovations to Sun Life Stadium, their home since the facility opened in 1987. The team called the extensive changes "a modernization," that would make the facility "competitive for the next 25 years." The biggest news regarding the changes revolves around how they'll be paid for: owner Steven Ross has stated that he will cover a significant portion of the cost privately, and will depend on a specific tax for the rest, according to the Miami Herald.

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January 14, 2013  01:35 PM ET

Well atleast he's not looking to fleece the Taxpayers for the upgrades like Loria did...

January 14, 2013  01:58 PM ET

Do any of these changes involve gettong people to fill those empty seats?

January 14, 2013  02:07 PM ET

How much is a significant portion?

January 14, 2013  02:20 PM ET

I'm curious as to kind of renovations they plan on making. I've been there many times and it still has nice, clean, modern look to it.

January 14, 2013  02:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Well atleast he's not looking to fleece the Taxpayers for the upgrades like Loria did...

did you miss the tax part? not sure where you come from but a tax is paid by the taxpayers...taxpayers are always fleeced when it comes to sports stadiums.

January 14, 2013  03:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

did you miss the tax part? not sure where you come from but a tax is paid by the taxpayers...taxpayers are always fleeced when it comes to sports stadiums.

This!

January 14, 2013  03:29 PM ET

Changes to the Roster would be most appreciated!!!

January 14, 2013  03:58 PM ET

" ... and will depend on a specific tax for the rest ..."

Why aren't the rabid, frothing-at-the-mouth Tea Partyists protesting this and/or burning down Ross' house?

January 14, 2013  04:29 PM ET

When they say a"specific" tax, they may mean a tax that is paid by people who attend the games or otherwise use the product (Dolphins) as opposed to a tax that is paid by the general public. It is either that, or the public will once again get fleeced.

January 14, 2013  05:39 PM ET

See what happens when you decide to change the logo? Now they have to change the stadium.

January 14, 2013  05:47 PM ET
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" ... and will depend on a specific tax for the rest ..." Why aren't the rabid, frothing-at-the-mouth Tea Partyists protesting this and/or burning down Ross' house?

Probably because they never have burned someone's house. Maybe they could take a cue from the union guys in Michigan and threaten to kill him or push some tail gaters tents over with the people still inside.

January 14, 2013  06:46 PM ET
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Maybe they could take a cue from the union guys in Michigan and threaten to kill him or push some tail gaters tents over with the people still inside.

That would be more in character.

 
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