Miami Dolphins' stadium plans could be dependent on hosting 2016 Super Bowl
Last Updated: 12/02/13 4:19pm
Mike Dee: hoping to hold the 50th Super Bowl in Miami
The Miami Dolphins' plans to expand their stadium could be put on hold unless the city hosts the 2016 Super Bowl.
The Dolphins are planning to hold a vote amongst the people of Miami to see whether tax money should be used to fund the development of the Sun Life Stadium.
Even if the votes go in favour of the stadium, the Dolphins could still be relying on the NFL to award them the showpiece event instead of San Francisco 49ers.
They are hoping to complete the voting process by May 22, ahead of the Super Bowl announcement.
Dolphins CEO Mike Dee told his team's official website: "With Super Bowl 50, BCS Championships and international soccer on the line, we believe that this will be a winning proposition for the community in terms of the economic impact generated by blockbuster events.
"We are confident that the voters of Miami-Dade will make the right decision for the future of our community.
"We support the people having a voice and we're confident that it will go our way and we believe that it's the right thing to do.
"There will be no new taxes for Miami-Dade County residents and there is a pledge by Steve Ross and the Dolphins to fund the majority of the costs with private funding."