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Dolphins willing to pay for stadium referendum

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09:44 AM ET 03.23 | The Miami Dolphins are "willing and interested" in reimbursing Miami-Dade County for any costs for the stadium referendum, planned tentatively for early May, team CEO Mike Dee told The Miami Herald. "If the opportunity presents itself to reimburse the county for any and all costs for the special election, we are supportive and want to do that," Dee said. "It's been our position since Day One." On Thursday, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez asked the Florida Division of Elections for an opinion on whether the Dolphins could pay for the potential referendum, which the county elections department estimates would cost $3 million to $5 million. During a nearly six-hour meeting with Dee and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross last week, Gimenez asked them to agree to pay for the election if the state allows them to. The date of the referendum has not yet been announced, but it will likely be either May 7 or 14. "I made it clear to them that I wanted them to pay for the election," Gimenez said. "I don't think the people of Miami-Dade should bear the cost."

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March 23, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Nice, it appears they will pay for the referendum, if the taxpayers pay for the stadium...

March 23, 2013  04:45 PM ET

That's a referendum that will never pass. The taxpayers already feel like they were hosed by that ****-bag Marlins owner.

March 23, 2013  07:16 PM ET
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Nice, it appears they will pay for the referendum, if the taxpayers pay for the stadium...

Invest $3-$5 million for an election so #300-$500 million will be spend on a stadium renewal. THe renewal will in turn raise the value of the team by $50- $100 million. Then the owners can sell and make a tidy little profit. Its true the people could vote against the stadium and the Dolphins would be out $5 million- no big deal, they know the elections will have plenty of hanging chads.

 
March 25, 2013  12:41 PM ET

"I don't think the people of Miami-Dade should bear the cost." Good one.

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