View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Mon May 02, 2016 7:59 pm

Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
 Salguerro: Lack of Stadium Election is Galling 
Author Message
Phinfever Legend
Phinfever Legend
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:26 pm
Posts: 3242
Location: Delray Beach, Florida
Post Salguerro: Lack of Stadium Election is Galling
History reminds that people in Baltimore, Cleveland, Houston, St. Louis and Los Angeles ignored the early signs of an NFL franchise getting ready to uproot long before their teams left town.

Politicians in those cities did what they do, which doesn’t always benefit the public. Opponents and proponents alike did what they do, which doesn’t always inform the public. And the public either went along or never got a say in the matter.

Then one morning …

The Colts were gone from Baltimore.

The Oilers were gone from Houston.

The Cardinals were gone from St. Louis.

The Browns were gone from Cleveland.

The Rams were gone from Los Angeles.

And when all those historic NFL franchises with deep community roots left, people who said the NFL would never allow such a move scattered to the winds.

People who said there was no place to move to anyway didn’t admit they were wrong.

Basically, those who said their teams would never relocate faced no accountability when the teams did exactly that.

This is a fact: NFL teams leave towns when an untenable stadium situation becomes unsustainable and someone comes along with a better offer.

Which brings me to the Miami Dolphins.

No, they are not moving from South Florida while Stephen Ross is the owner. Ross and his right-hand man Dolphins CEO Mike Dee have said on multiple occasions, including Monday, that the Dolphins will never, ever move as long as Ross is alive and owns the team.

But neither Ross, Dee nor any other human on Earth can guarantee this franchise’s long-term permanence in South Florida when the current owner or his estate sells — something that eventually will happen.

“That’s correct,” Dee said.

Read more here: ... rylink=cpy

Continue reading: ... on-to.html


Tue May 07, 2013 8:55 am
Phinfever Live!, Blog Writer
Phinfever Live!, Blog Writer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:59 am
Posts: 24673
Location: Miami, FL
Post Re: Salguerro: Lack of Stadium Election is Galling
One thing to consider is that Dolphins Stadium is one of the few privately owned stadiums in the NFL. Most are owned by cities or sometimes by the state.

What does that mean? That if Ross sells the team, the stadium has to be part of the deal. Any new owner will own the team and the stadium. They'll have to pay taxes on the stadium. Or Ross would just have to sell the team and keep the stadium, which I have no idea why he would do that.

If the new owner decided to move the team, they would need to somehow sell the stadium... and who is going to buy it if it is not in good condition and will no longer host professional football on Sundays?

So whoever buys the team from Ross will be stuck with paying property taxes on the stadium while not using the stadium because they moved the team.

It just doesn't seem feasible.

Ross made a bad deal... and now he is stuck with it.

He may as well make the best of it... pay for the renovations himself by finding other sources of financing and figure out how to get a return on that investment.

It would be a lot easier to sell the team and stadium with renovations completed.

And the more I think about it, the less I see the possibility of the Dolphins going anywhere.


Tue May 07, 2013 9:29 am
Phinfever Legend
Phinfever Legend
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:43 pm
Posts: 5277
Location: Wellington, FL
Post Re: Salguerro: Lack of Stadium Election is Galling
Colts to Indy.... Ravens come to town(96), win 2 championships.....
Cards to AZ.... Rams come to town 1995, win a championship (99)...

Miami stays put through it all, wins none... Yeah, blame the market, blame the fans, blame the gov.. But whatever you do, dont blame the ownership for failing to put a winning team on the field for a decade...

The only city that can compete from a market perspective is LA.. Do a google search about the stadium in LA, it is dead in the water and they are shopping for a rich NFL owner that wants to invest his own money... I dont think that is Stephen Ross lol

Caveat: These are the opinions of this user, and may differ from your opinion. Please use common sense before taking offense.
Reply may contain sarcasm

Tue May 07, 2013 1:14 pm
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 3 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: killerbeezdee, Phinsforever, Yahoo [Bot] and 16 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010 phpBB Group.
Designed by Coots & IamPZ -