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Dolphins CEO angles for public funds on stadium development project

October 21, 2010 02:30PM

Dolphins have their eye on stadium renovations

The Miami Dolphins football team is angling for public funds to pay for a stadium renovation effort, roughly a month after unveiling its massive redevelopment project to the public. While it was not immediately clear how much the planned construction would cost, the renovation would include the installation of a partial roof, high-definition lighting and 3,000 additional seats. Dolphins CEO Mike Dee hopes that he can piggyback his project on the county’s plans to launch a $500 million upgrade on the Miami Beach Convention Center, but some experts say that another recently approved, pricey athletic development — the $640 million ballpark planned for Little Havana — could hamper Dee’s plans. [Miami Herald]