MIAMI, FL - APRIL 29: A voter fills out a ballot during the early voting period on a ballot issue to decide if the Miami Dolphins and their owner Stephen Ross will be able to tap into $289 million in public funding that the team is seeking to help renovate their stadium on April 29, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Early voting started without a clear understanding if it will even be counted because the stadium renovation plan is dependent on the Florida legislature voting to increase the Miami-Dade mainland hotel tax rate from 6 to 7 percent and they have not yet decided to vote on that issue themselves.
I think the voters deserved the opportunity to evaluate the proposal. And make the kinds of changes that Steve Ross and the county and city officials had proposed. We think that would be good for the community. We think it would be good for the stadium, we think it would be good for the team. ... I went down to Tallahassee myself before the legislative session ended
We do want to see the Dolphins stay in Miami ... We want to see them stay in a facility that will allow them to compete, and to bring in other big events, including Super Bowls. And that takes work, it takes investment, and Steve Ross was doing the investing and was really the guy who was putting his heart and soul into this and his passion into this. And that's what's frustrating is that it didn't get a chance to get to the voters.More quotes »
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