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Roger Goodell wants Dolphins to stay in Miami

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11:53 AM ET 05.12 | Goodell: No, I think the disappointment is that the local officials in the Miami-Dade County region had worked very hard with the Dolphins to come up with a proposal that was very intelligent, very thoughtful. I was there on the day that the Senate passed the (bill) 35 to 4, and we met with members of the House. I think the frustration is it never had the opportunity to go to the voters. This was targeted for a referendum, I believe, yesterday, or next week, excuse me. I think the voters deserved the opportunity to evaluate the proposal, and make the kinds of changes that Steve Ross and the county and city officials had proposed. We think that would be good for the community, we think it would be good for the stadium and we think it would be good for the team.

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May 12, 2013  12:08 PM ET

Time for these billionaire owners to start ponying up their own money to fix their stadiums. I get no personal benefit from the city paying for these new stadiums. So I don't want my tax money paying for em...

May 12, 2013  12:11 PM ET

More importantly, the Patriots want the Dolphins and Bills and Jets to stay in the AFC East.

May 12, 2013  12:17 PM ET

Not sure anybody really cares what Roger Goodell wants.

May 12, 2013  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

More importantly, the Patriots want the Dolphins and Bills and Jets to stay in the AFC East.

like you asked yesterday, where is the 1 Billion dollars for stadiums from the CBA?

May 12, 2013  12:34 PM ET

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May 12, 2013  12:35 PM ET

There are better things for taxpayers to do than give money to Ross to enhance the value of his franchise. I haven't heard about him coughing up a few hundred million to build roads or schools, so why should Floridians do the same to build him a stadium?

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May 12, 2013  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Time for these billionaire owners to start ponying up their own money to fix their stadiums. I get no personal benefit from the city paying for these new stadiums. So I don't want my tax money paying for em...

.....and by extension of your comment, public funds that are proposed to be used in such a fashion should be put to a public vote before going forward. Likely be the last nickel going to billionaire owners.

May 12, 2013  02:11 PM ET

I remember when I lived in Denver they won the winter olympics rights. The the Olympic commetee started in on have taxes raised so they could build all new venues and the plan of course was to turn them over to privet companies after the olympics. We had a special referdendum and vote the olympics out

May 12, 2013  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Not sure anybody really cares what Roger Goodell wants.

This.

Especially when we could be getting a thread anytime now about Titus Young being arrested for the third time this week... this time for breaking and entering.

May 12, 2013  04:48 PM ET
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More importantly, the Patriots want the Dolphins and Bills and Jets to stay in the AFC East.

At least until Brady retires.

May 12, 2013  04:50 PM ET

I cannot really see how stadiums add to the community anymore. In the past, yeah sure. But now the majority of the fans are priced out of the stadium and watch on tv anyway. Its only about corporate seats now to line the owners/players pockets.

 
May 12, 2013  08:45 PM ET

Ya he doesn't want any team to move or its starts to be a circus. He personally insisted the Vikes stay in Minny.

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