Pro Sports Teams Seek Taxpayer Funds for Stadium Renovations

By  //  March 12, 2013

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Two of Florida’s NFL franchises are seeking state assistance to fund renovations to their stadiums.

SunLife Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins and EverBank Field of Jacksonville are among the venues seeking state aid.

Senate Bill 306, filed by Democrat Oscar Branyon of Miami, seeks $3 million per year state tax rebate to help with $400 million worth of renovations for Sunlife Stadium. Other legislation.

Similar bills include  Sen. David Simmons’ (R-Altamonte Springs) Senate bill 358,  which would add MLS to the list of leagues in which franchises are eligible for a $166,667 monthly subsidy from the state.

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