A week after Dolphins owner Stephen Ross gave $200 million to Michigan, he threw a bone to South Florida.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Ross promised on Monday that all Dolphins home games will be televised.
The vow means that Ross and/or his sponsors will buy any remaining non-premium tickets at 34 cents on the dollar, if necessary to ensure that the minimum number of seats are sold. Because the Dolphins have taken full advantage of the rule that allows the minimum to be reduced to 85 percent, the ceiling is lower than it would have been.
Ross also said he’s prepared to improve his offer to enhance Sun Life Stadium at a press conference where he introduced Tom Garfinkel as the team’s new president and CEO.
Monday’s gestures won’t hurt the efforts to get the stadium upgraded, but more outcomes like Sunday’s will definitely help. Nothing sell tickets and build stadiums like winning games.