MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) — The Miami Dolphins unveiled their new look and a new game plane for their stadium.
Some of the faces of the Miami Dolphins rolled out the fresh new logo for the first time while visiting patients at Baptist Hospital on Wednesday. "I like the colors. I like everything about it," said Dolphins Defensive Lineman Jared Odrick.
Dolphins Fan Matthew Chouffauy said, "I like it, I really do. It's time for a change."
Other fans did not approve of the new logo. "That would look like a good logo for SeaWorld … it's a football team. What is that?" said Amir.
"It's ridiculous. I can't believe they did that. Who approved this? They should have let the fans vote on this," said another disappointed fan.
The team is expected to improve and do more than just show up in a new uniform to please the people cheering them on. "The logo doesn't do anything. They need a better team on the field, a better product and this thing, this is an insult," said a Dolphins fan.
On Wednesday, Dolphins President CEO Mike Dee announced that the Dolphins will pay back $167 million to both Miami-Dade County and the State from sales and hotel bed tax collected, if voters choose to help pay for the nearly $400 million upgrade to Sun Life Stadium. "I don't know of any sports teams that proposed repaying any part of public participation on projects," said Dee.
The organization is hoping to get tax supporters on the referendum for people to vote on before the NFL announced a Super Bowl host in May. "They are finally moving in the right direction," said Dolphins fan Earle Lancaster.
Critic Norman Braman opposes the public financing and said, "He's doing it to make money for himself, and if he's doing it to make money for himself, then he should pay for it for himself," said Braman.
Miami-Dade residents are expected to consider the issue during a May vote.
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