A very controversial topic in sports today is who should pay for new stadiums. The reason it is so controversial is owners threaten to move teams if the public doesn’t finance them, even though, many times the public unfairly bears the brunt of the financing of a new stadium. This is no different in Miami, as the new Sun Life Stadium would be unfair to the public, and would hurt the citizens and businesses more than it would help them.
Also, team owners bought the team, and that includes the stadium that the individual now owns as well. Expecting the government to pay for a private business to renovate sounds exceptionally weird, and wrong, because in no other form of business does this actually happen. If you as a business owner don’t have a good location or store for your business then you have to worry about that, and you can’t go to the government and ask for them to tax everyone to help you pay for your new store. Sports teams should be no different, especially since everyone doesn’t enjoy the benefits, unlike a road, or park. Owners need to be held responsible for building new stadiums, no the average person.