Saturday, June 15, 2013

Queueing up the next round of stadium talks...

There was an article in today's Herald about The Heat looking for new subsidies on their stadium. Why now? Because they're in the NBA finals.

So...one would have to assume that the Dolphins are taking note and if (a) the Heat effort goes anywhere or (b) the Dolphins do moderately well this season and there's interest in them again - they'll be back asking for another handout in the late fall or early winter.

Now just one comment about the AAA (where the heat play) and Joe Robbie: both want to be "competitive" as venues for concerts and the like.  But here's the thing: in addition to these venues, there is a baseball stadium, a hockey arena,  two performing arts centers, a couple of outdoor venues, the Jackie Gleason, and the Hard Rock to compete with (as well as some other venues!)....they all are competing for the same money - but the Hard Rock has a casino and offers the biggest value proposition to acts visiting town - in spite of it being just an okay venue...


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