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January 07, 2010
Dolphins release plans for "umbrella" they say they don't need
The Miami Dolphins have revealed what they want to spend their $250 million in stadium renovation money on: Giant umbrella!
Okay, to be fair, team execs actually said they have no idea how much the umbrella (what normal humans usually call a "roof" or an "overhang") would cost:
"This is not a plan that has been priced out," Dolphins CEO Mike Dee told a South Florida Super Bowl Host subcommittee appointed to review the proposal. "We're not at a point where we've figured out financing or figured out how to make it work. But we want to leave no stone unturned to see how we can work it out."
Dee also said, according to the Miami Herald, that "the Dolphins do not need the stadium improvements for regular season games, and that it was up to local Super Bowl organizers to decide if the renovations are worth pursuing." Translation: We just drew the pictures of the superumbrella, don't expect us to actually help pay for it.