So the Dolphins are asking Miami-Dade County to pony up $200 million, which would allow Broward County to attract visiting fans and teams due to its lower bed taxes and give the stadium a greater opportunity to attract future Super Bowls to South Florida. Sounds like the type of argument that Miami-Dade County commissioners will enthusiastically endorse.
Albert Sanchez, Coral Gables
After seeing the Jan. 14 headline, Dolphins pushing $400M stadium revamp, I didn’t have to read the article. The answer to the question of public funding: No way!
John Goehl, Miami
Of course the Dolphins management doesn’t want to be compared to the Marlins.
But they are both very high-priced for-profit institutions as evidenced by the recent $1,200 tickets for a football game and the millions of dollars paid to players.
Only the select few can afford to attend the games and the rest of us will just have to sit home and pay for it.
We made the mistake before to put public money into the coffers of wealthy team owners. Let’s not do it again.
They might stand a better chance if they put on their custom-made suits and stood at traffic-light intersections with their Tiffany silver bowls collecting from motorists. Sorry, guys, my money goes to the really needy.
Bill Silver, Coral Gables
I also have a plan for the Fins.
• Fire Jeff Ireland.
• Develop a winning team.
• Reap profits from having a successful team.
• Pay for your own improvements to the stadium.
Lloyd Wruble, Miami