Ross agrees to fund $400M renovation to Sun-Life stadium

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    While I will agree that Dolphin Stadium (or whatever they are calling it now) is not state of the art in relation to newer stadiums, the fact it does not have a canopy is no reason it should not host a Super Bowl. Santa Clara, where 49ers new roofless stadium is gets more rainfall in February than does Miami Gardens. On top of that, the average temperature in February in Santa Clara is 54 vs Miami Gardens 70. If you are going to sit in rain, you'd rather it be 70 than 54. In addition sun is not an issue for a Super Bowl as they occur at night. When the bids for SB-L were made, the roof was all anyone talked about. I could not care less about the Dolphins, but I believe south Florida has proven time and again at being great super bowl hosts, and not once has a stadium ever had a roof.

    The other stuff seems rather simple and not anywhere near the $400 mil range.
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    The entire lower bowl needs rebuilt to bring seats closer to the field. I think that capacity will be reduced as well. Thus the cost

    I agree about the canopy. I have never gone to a Phins game in December and complained about all that sunshine.
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    Good news. Now if only we would get involved in free agency
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    Albert, Mitchell, Smith and Finnegan...Are 4 free agents signings that will all start and be upgrades.
    They are actually nailing it right now. Also keeping Grimes and Starks in house was big.
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    Rick Ross sold that many CDs?
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    The sun is absolutely brutal on the away side.

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