South Florida Super Bowl Bid Committee Unveils Details of Final Bid

Miami submits final bid for Super Bowls 50 and 51

Friday, May 10, 2013  |  Updated 12:56 AM EDT
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The South Florida Super Bowl Bid Committe unveiled the details of its final bid for Super Bowl 50 and 51 at a press conference Thursday. Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said the committee has submitted the best bid it can to give South Florida the best chance of winning a Super Bowl. A bill that would have allowed the team to seek taxpayer money to help pay for renovations at Sun Life Stadium didn't pass the Florida House last week, and Dee briefly alluded to that in his remarks.

The South Florida Super Bowl Bid Committe unveiled the details of its final bid for Super Bowl 50 and 51 at a press conference Thursday. Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said the committee has submitted the best bid it can to give South Florida the best chance of winning a Super Bowl. A bill that would have allowed the team to seek taxpayer money to help pay for renovations at Sun Life Stadium didn't pass the Florida House last week, and Dee briefly alluded to that in his remarks.

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Florida House Ends Session Without Passing Sun Life Stadium Bill

The Florida House ended its legislative session Friday without passing a bill for renovations at Sun Life Stadium. NBC 6's Steve Litz reports.

Miami Dolphins Do Not Plan Further Investments for Stadium

Now that an effort to secure public financing for a portion of the team's planned Sun Life Stadium renovations has failed, the Miami Dolphins are no longer planning to invest in upgrades for the 25-year-old stadium. Team CEO Mike Dee explained why on Monday, while criticizing House Speaker Will Weatherford after there wasn't a vote in his chamber on the Sun Life Stadium bill, NBC 6's Ari Odzer reports. Gov. Rick Scott said he was "very disappointed" there wasn't a House vote.
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The South Florida Super Bowl Bid Committee unveiled the details of its final bid for Super Bowl 50 and 51 at a press conference Thursday.

Under the plan, the team would create a Super Bowl Park in downtown Miami that would condense all activities related to the game in one area.

The boldest part of the plan includes parking a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier near downtown Miami where a football game would be played on the deck.

Also included in the plan is an interactive video exhibit and extensive transportation plan that includes a water shuttle and railroad that would drop people off near the park.

"We've submitted the best bid that we can in every aspect," Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said. "From a Dolphins perspective, we're doing every thing we can."

Miami's chances at landing the big game took a big hit last week, when the Florida House ended its session without passing a bill that would have allowed the team to seek taxpayer money to help pay for renovations to the stadium.

Shortly after the bill fell through, the team announced they were no longer planning on investing in the upgrades. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and Dee have said without the renovations, the city will have a tougher time competing against other cities to land the Super Bowl.

The final bid was submitted to the NFL Wednesday but Miami is facing competition from San Francisco to land next year's big game. The NFL is scheduled to announce the locations of the 2016 and 2017 Super Bowls on May 22.

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