Dolphins 'Open' to Moving to Palm Beach

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Dolphins CEO Mike Dee told reporters today that he's "open" to the idea of moving the team to Palm Beach County. Which seems ridiculous on so many levels, but threatening to move the team when you're looking for a public handout is the oldest trick in the book. So it's really not surprising.

According to the Miami Herald, Dee was talking briefly with reporters today when he was asked if he'd move the team an hour up north if PBC wanted to build the team a new stadium:

"We're open-minded to all long-term solutions," Dee responded.

He later said: "You can't close the door on anything. I wouldn't say it's a priority to evaluate that and march down that road at this time, by any means, but the simple fact is we have to address a long-term issue with the venue. All ideas - good, bad, indifferent - should be considered."

Of course, it's unclear why any one would ask him about Palm Beach County in particular.

No one in Palm Beach has offered to build the team a brand new state-of-the-art stadium, and modern NFL stadiums don't come cheap. The last two built cost over $1 billion.

It's unlikely PBC is willing to finance construction on its own, and if the Dolphins couldn't get Tallahassee to bite on their plans to renovate the current stadium, it's unlikely they'd get the legislature there to help foot the bill for a PBC stadium either. And owner Stephen Ross certainly isn't going to pay for it by himself.

So we doubt this is a serious threat, but it was fun imagining the team in Lilly Pulitzer-designed uniforms for a second. And, hey, at least they're not threatening to move to Fort Lauderdale.

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kennypom
kennypom

As a season ticket holder since 1966 who FINALLY has had enough...See ya!

Norman Canter
Norman Canter

They are going to move to Palm Beach also . .

Danny Cespedes
Danny Cespedes

A billionaire complaining for not being able to get his hands on taxpayer dollars. America.

J Jess Jessi Abalos
J Jess Jessi Abalos

I might go to a game if it was up there...there's enough room to breath up there, down in miami everything from the parking lot to the bathrooms are cramped

Geral John Pinault
Geral John Pinault

THE THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Today our beloved Miami Dolphins started whining and crying, threatening to move to Palm Beach County if our Miami voters won't fund their $400M request for stadium improvements! THIS IS ABSOLUTE BULLCRAP! DON'T BE AS STUPID AS THE MARLINS WERE MY DEAR DOLPHINS OR WE'LL BOYCOTT YOU TOO!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! We can live without you but you definintely cannot live without us! In 2010 we got the Super Bowl but it was a bust for the hoteliers because the major cities like NYC, Boston, LA and Phily did not make the Super Bowl!! There are no guarantees for success even if your city gets a Super Bowl! We are not going to fund private improvements for you, period!!!

Norman Canter
Norman Canter

Wayne still owns 5% of the team and 5% of Sun Life (soon to change since they pulled out) so why don't you ask him if he wants them to move?

Phillip Beck
Phillip Beck

do it. move the marlins back to miami gardens, then renovate marlins park into the "new orange bowl"

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

Buh bye....take Loria and the Marlins with you.

Juan Ruiz
Juan Ruiz

Move bitch you are a billionaire and one big cry baby. Pay for your shit. U suck Asa owner. You and Loria should hold hands an leave together

Felix Cheshire Thompson
Felix Cheshire Thompson

OH NO. DON'T GO TO PALM BEACH. We're already so envious of their rich sporting culture.... said no one ever.

Carla Roundtree
Carla Roundtree

INTERESTING Miami Dolphins THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO Discover West Palm Beach

Nicholas Siberio
Nicholas Siberio

It's a bluff, no way they move. But hey if they do, let UM have Sun Life.

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