Report: Dolphins considering $75 million training complex at stadium

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Three months ago word leaked that the Dolphins were expected to have a new training facility within four years. Now comes news that they might practice where they play.

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins could build a training facility on team-owned land just west of Hard Rock Stadium. The privately funded complex would cost around $75 million and open in two years.

The team is due for an upgrade: It has trained at the facility at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, since 1993. The facility has undergone renovations and improvements, including the addition of an indoor practice field in 2006, but it doesn’t compare to the new facilities around the league.

Many in the Dolphins’ organization have yearned for years to have all team employees closer together. Currently, the ticketing and business staffs work at the stadium in Miami Gardens while football operations are up the turnpike in Davie.

If the Dolphins elect to move to Miami Gardens, owner Stephen Ross’ total investment in his stadium property will top $600 million since 2015, according to Beasley.

28 responses to “Report: Dolphins considering $75 million training complex at stadium

  1. the ticketing and business employees don’t need to be close to the football players..lol
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    What if the football players want to buy some tickets and talk a little business right after practice?

  2. Smart move by an owner who cares dearly about his team. He made a couple of bad mistakes namely hiring Parcels, Sporano and Philbin but I think he is an overall great owner.

  3. Upgrades to the stadium, new training complex blah blah blah…when will Dolfans be given a quality product on the field to offset the cost we waste on the Sunday ticket every season?

  4. idiedpretty says:
    July 14, 2018 at 10:44 pm
    Privately funded? Yeah, by the ticket buyers.

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    Just like your life has been privately funded by all of the businesses you’ve worked for. When you planning on paying them back for subsidizing you all this time?

  5. Going to work in nice surroundings is good for your wellbeing and morale. That helps in all walks of life. Generally employees in the NFL are the best, coaches, players, executives etc and expect a top notch place of work. I also think a proportion of people at the top are quite OCD and have to have things in the right place, tidy and organised for them to operate at 100%. Now if that can help the Dolphins to make good decisions, players and staff that’s good for me.

  6. “He made a couple of bad mistakes namely hiring Parcels, Sporano and Philbin but I think he is an overall great owner.”

    You forgot to include letting Jeff Ireland and Mike Tannanbaum ruin the team beyond repair.
    Btw Ross didn’t hire Parcells, that was Wayne Hiuenzga in 2007.

  7. Ross is not the problem. He is one of the very few Owners who shells his own money out. As said above, numerous bad decisions have cost this team. In 2004 the Miami Dolphins were the still Winningest Team (highest win percentage) in all of professional sports. This has been a miserable 2 decades. The rise of the Patriots, the alignment of the AFC East ( Dolphins should be in AFC South), and a turnover of Coaches every 3-4 years. I blame Ross for his bad GM’s choices and nothing else. He is not dumb, in fact the 2nd wealthiest owner. He does care and spend and that is all you need in an Owner.

  8. Ross has brought this team nothing but mediocrity since he took over, almost a decade ago. His decision making has been atrocious through the years, inc bringing in Tannenbaum who single handedly set the Jets back years. Would be nice if he sold the team to someone who isnt trying to make into he Miami Jets

  9. If the Dolphins elect to move to Miami Gardens, owner Stephen Ross’ total investment in his stadium property will top $600 million since 2015, according to Beasley.

    He is showing that all these owners, in all 4 major American sports, can foot a huge, huge amount of the bill for their stadiums & upgrades. Great to see. I know $6 mil. isn’t $2.2 bil. but these guys can privately fund it. NO more from taxpayers.

    Also, to those complaining about ticket prices, don’t buy them. That way when my team comes to visit I can just get tickets thru your sales department, like I have the last 5 years.

  10. idiedpretty says:
    July 14, 2018 at 10:44 pm
    Privately funded? Yeah, by the ticket buyers.
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    Yeah but that’s what any privately funded business does – invest in their product and try to sell it. And the owner could have instead kept that $75M in the bank and still sold the same tickets.

  11. Finfan362 says:
    July 15, 2018 at 1:21 am
    Say what you haters want about the man, but he walks the walk!
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    Just last year Ross was hit with the highest civil penalty allowable under IRS regulations when he claimed $33m in tax relief for a donation that really had a value of $3m, you’ll have to forgive those of us who aren’t quite ready to canonize him.

  12. PresidentTrumpIsRightRespectYourCountryAndFlag says:
    July 15, 2018 at 11:10 am
    Ok,now I’ve seen every excuse made for poor dolphin performance….
    “They’re in the wrong division??”
    This is beyond comical
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    It’s not the reason for their poor performance but they are in the wrong division. Irsay & Polian got theirs by getting the colts placed in the newly formed AFCS along with the Jags, Titans and expansion Texans during the 2002 realignment. In what sane world do you have a team located in Miami having division opponents in NY/NJ, Buffalo and N.E. and an Indy team playing in the South? An AFCS composed of Miami, Jax, TN and Houston would have inherently better geographic rivalry as would an AFCE that had Indy or Baltimore in it rather than Miami.

  13. 2002 NFL realignment was also to keep decades-old rivalries together even if not geographically correct which the Dolphins had with the bills Jets and Patriots.
    at the time dolphin fans were estatic as Peyton Manning and the Colts would move to a different division, it didn’t work out as the Patriot dynasty was just beginning.
    let’s be honest if the Dolphins had had good teams for the last 17 years in no way would they have won the division over New England.

  14. PresidentTrumpIsRightRespectYourCountryAndFlag says:
    July 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    2002 NFL realignment was also to keep decades-old rivalries together even if not geographically correct which the Dolphins had with the bills Jets and Patriots.
    at the time dolphin fans were estatic as Peyton Manning and the Colts would move to a different division, it didn’t work out as the Patriot dynasty was just beginning.
    let’s be honest if the Dolphins had had good teams for the last 17 years in no way would they have won the division over New England.
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    The Colts had been part of the AFCE since 1970, there was a decades long rivalry there as well. At the time of realignment Manning was 32-32 and coming off a 6-10 season, no one was afraid of the colts in 2002. You are right that it is unlikely the Dolphins would have dethroned N.E. with a ‘good’ team since N.E. has been somewhere between very good and great during their run but they certainly would have finished better in the AFCS. Personally I thought at the time an instate rivalry with the Jags would have been good for football.

  15. All great points… thank you commentwaitingdeletion.

    I am guessing PresidentTrumpis… has never looked at a globe or map and does not realize if any team belonged in the South Division, it would be the team that resides in the southern most NFL city. BTW- genius. The Dolphins owns the AFC East “rivals” even the Patriots 54-51 and…. even the Colts 47-26, so that was not the argument.

  16. Steven Ross has been a Great owner up to this point in terms of Stadium and such
    He has personal funded the $600k and did NOT DO PERSONAL SEAT LICENSES.
    10,000 seats that cost under $55 a game on season tickets.
    The Stadium itself, for those of that actual go to a game is beautiful, the shade canopy was worth every nickel.
    The on the field product will get better, we now have the right coach and lets give T’hill another year. Prove it season.
    The true Miami Dolphin fans cannot complain about Ross as a owner, he is passionate, willing to spend to get it done.

  17. Chris Bernier says:
    July 15, 2018 at 5:06 pm
    The on the field product will get better, we now have the right coach and lets give T’hill another year. Prove it season.

    The right coach?
    Who was 6-10 last year, lost 8 of the last 10 games and whose team had the most penalties in the NFL.
    Tannehill has been given 5 plus years to improve and has not, how many more seasons and excuses will he be given? Who will be blamed this year for his failures?

    As a season ticket holder in the 72 club i think i’ve been more patient.

  18. I’m surprised to see several Dolphin fans praise the owner. IMO Stephen Ross is what’s all wrong with the team. Again he’s more interested in real estate, orange carpets and local celebrities owning Dolphin stock than his actual football team.

  19. PresidentTrumpIsRightRespectYourCountryAndFlag says:
    July 15, 2018 at 5:43 pm
    Chris Bernier says:
    July 15, 2018 at 5:06 pm
    The on the field product will get better, we now have the right coach and lets give T’hill another year. Prove it season.

    The right coach?
    Who was 6-10 last year, lost 8 of the last 10 games and whose team had the most penalties in the NFL.
    Tannehill has been given 5 plus years to improve and has not, how many more seasons and excuses will he be given? Who will be blamed this year for his failures?

    You made a couple very good points here, sad but true. 😦

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