​Dolphins Cancel Stadium In Florida Due To Funding​​

The Miami Dolphins received devastating news on Friday, that has them canceling their big plans to refurbish their stadium.

Dolphins Cancel Stadium

The Florida Legislature decided not to give the NFL team any funding toward their renovating.

The Miami Dolphins were not the only professional sports team to have their funding pulled, others include the Jacksonville Jaguars, Daytona International Speedway and the city of Orlando, who wanted the funding to help lure a Major League Soccer team.

All of these organizations were backing a Florida Senate proposal that would have allowed each of them to compete for a share of state tax dollars.

However, the House — led by Speaker Will Weatherford — refused to bring up the legislation.

“I think part of the complication was the fact that it wasn’t just the Dolphins,” Weatherford said. “You had five or six different franchises that were looking for a tax rebate, and that’s serious public policy. You’re talking about hundreds of millions of dollars, and I think the House just never got comfortable there when the session ended.”

In a statement, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross blasted Weatherford, stating that the Wesley Chapel Republican had promised to at least let the legislation come up for a vote on the House floor.

“He put politics before the people and the 4,000 jobs this project would have created for Miami Dade, and that is just wrong,” Ross said.

In a tweet, Weatherford later denied that he promised an up or down vote.