SunLife Stadium http://wlrn.org en Canes Marketing Encourages Fans To "Go To Fewer Games" http://wlrn.org/post/canes-marketing-encourages-fans-go-fewer-games <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Miami Hurricanes have had trouble filling Sun Life Stadium in the past. It is far away from campus, and attendance often does not fill even the lower bowl.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So the marketing team at the athletics department tried something a little unconventional: They created <a href="http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2014/06/06/in-new-ad-miami-hurricanes-tell-fans-to-go-to-fewer-games/" target="_blank">an ad calling on fans to "GO TO FEWER GAMES."</a></span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:00:17 +0000 Carla Javier 34301 at http://wlrn.org Canes Marketing Encourages Fans To "Go To Fewer Games" Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? http://wlrn.org/post/can-beckham-bend-it-boat-slip <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: Former soccer star David Beckham's team presents a new plan for a stadium and park at a boat slip by the American Airlines Arena after their vision for a facility at Miami's Port faced fierce opposition.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez got into office by touting his opposition to Marlins Park. But this week he was all over in the news for deals with sports teams, including the Miami Heat and Dolphins. What’s changed?</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei & Elaine Chen 32831 at http://wlrn.org Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? SunLife Stadium Renovations: How About Now? http://wlrn.org/post/sunlife-stadium-renovations-how-about-now <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Dolphins renovate plans to fix-up </span>SunLife<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stadium. Stadium and team owner Stephen Ross offers to pay for up to $400 million in renovations&nbsp;- if - he gets a break on property taxes. &nbsp;Ross says it’s again about bringing the Super Bowl back to town, but that doesn’t comfort the City of Miami Gardens and the school board that are looking at losing $1 million each in lost property revenue.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:30:10 +0000 Elaine Chen 29222 at http://wlrn.org SunLife Stadium Renovations: How About Now? Sun Life Stadium Hosts Major International Soccer Tournament http://wlrn.org/post/sun-life-stadium-hosts-major-international-soccer-tournament <p></p><p><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; ">The <a href="http://internationalchampionscup.com/" target="_blank">Guinness International Champions Cup</a>, a preseason soccer tournament beginning in Spain on July 27, will draw to</span><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; "> a close at Sun Life Stadium on August 6 and 7.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:43:27 +0000 Isabel Echarte 14945 at http://wlrn.org Sun Life Stadium Hosts Major International Soccer Tournament Marlins Deal Cost Dolphins Stadium Upgrades -- And Super Bowls http://wlrn.org/post/marlins-deal-cost-dolphins-stadium-upgrades-and-super-bowls <p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:18:00 +0000 Mike Shannon 14883 at http://wlrn.org Marlins Deal Cost Dolphins Stadium Upgrades -- And Super Bowls Stadium Issues Dog Brazil Ahead Of 2014 World Cup http://wlrn.org/post/stadium-issues-dog-brazil-ahead-2014-world-cup Soccer isn't just a sport in Brazil, it's a religion, and the main temple is the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.<p>The venue is not only the biggest stadium in Brazil but the biggest in South America. Over the weekend, the newly renovated complex reopened to great fanfare, with stirring musical numbers, a light show and dignitaries including Brazil's president.<p>The headlines in the local media, however, focused not on the fanfare but on the many problems, from flooding in the VIP area to malfunctioning seats and turnstiles. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:32:50 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 13236 at http://wlrn.org Stadium Issues Dog Brazil Ahead Of 2014 World Cup Florida Senate Approves SunLife Stadium Bill http://wlrn.org/post/florida-senate-approves-sunlife-stadium-bill <p><strong>Update 10:07 p.m. EST</strong>: The Florida Senate approved the Dolphins bill, 36-4. Now the House will get its turn to pass its own version.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 02:09:31 +0000 Phil Latzman & Daniel Hicks 13196 at http://wlrn.org Florida Senate Approves SunLife Stadium Bill Remix The News: David Kobert, Miami Dolphins And Circus Politics http://wlrn.org/post/remix-news-david-kobert-miami-dolphins-and-circus-politics <p></p><div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16.363636016845703px;"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're a little over two weeks away from the scheduled Miami-Dade County referendum on proposed upgrades to the Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium.</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kenny Malone 13018 at http://wlrn.org Remix The News: David Kobert, Miami Dolphins And Circus Politics Dolphins Stadium Deal Close; Rubio's Role In Immigration Reform Grows http://wlrn.org/post/dolphins-stadium-deal-close-rubios-role-immigration-reform-grows <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Marathon talks between the Miami Dolphins and Miami Dade County officials appear to have delivered a tentative deal.</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 12123 at http://wlrn.org Dolphins Stadium Deal Close; Rubio's Role In Immigration Reform Grows How The Dolphins Stadium Won State GOP Votes http://wlrn.org/post/live-chat-noon-how-dolphins-stadium-won-state-gop-votes <p></p><p>On the Florida Roundup: The Dolphins <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/06/3218544/dolphins-get-unanimous-support.html">jump the first hurdles</a> in their quest for public money to upgrade&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sun Life Stadium. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rising tides on your street - how sea level rise could&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/PubArticleDBR.jsp?id=1202586740717" style="line-height: 1.5;">cost our region millions</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 9052 at http://wlrn.org How The Dolphins Stadium Won State GOP Votes One Wary Dolphins Fan Weighs A Publicly-Funded Roof For 'Joe Robbie Stadium' http://wlrn.org/post/one-wary-dolphins-fan-weighs-publicly-funded-roof-joe-robbie-stadium <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SunLife Stadium, which I will forever lovingly call Joe Robbie Stadium, in honor of the man who built it, on his own, with no public funding, is in need of some sprucing up. The current owner is <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dolphins-ask-taxpayers-go-halfsies-stadium-facelift" target="_blank">asking for public money</a> to help in this endeavor. A public that is very wary of rich team owners asking for financial help—think Marlins.</span></p><p>So, is this a replay of a Greek tragedy?</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:00:09 +0000 Bill Andrews 8591 at http://wlrn.org One Wary Dolphins Fan Weighs A Publicly-Funded Roof For 'Joe Robbie Stadium'