When Will ‘Falling F’ Be Called A Football? The Case For a Football Game in Florida
When Will “Falling-F” Be Called a Football?
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 3, 2018 A football game is a football game, and the NFL is trying to make it happen.
“We’re trying to get the NFL to say we’re in a state where we can get the word out that the game is being played, and then they’ll do that,” Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in an interview with WFAN’s The Ryan Seacrest Show on Thursday.
“So, it’s not going to be in Orlando.”
In Florida, where the Super Bowl was held last year, the football game has been played for over 40 years, the most recent game being played in 2010.
The Miami Dolphins are in their first Super Bowl, as they host the Cleveland Browns in Miami on Sunday, Jan. 10.
The Browns beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 17-14 on Thursday night.
The Dolphins are currently in the process of preparing for the Super-Bowl in New Orleans.
Ross said the NFL was in the market to get its name out in Florida, as the Dolphins have a lot of fans in the Sunshine State.
“They’ve got a huge fan base in the state of Florida, and that’s a big part of why we’re trying,” he said.
“The NFL has been really good to us, and we’re looking forward to seeing them play in the next few months.”
The NFL declined to comment on Ross’ comments, but the league’s spokesperson did say in a statement to Fox Sports: “We continue to look for opportunities to bring the football experience to the Sunshine state, which will be the first time a Super Bowl has been held in Florida.”
The Miami Dolphins played the Atlanta Falcons in a Super-Bracket game in 2010 and have not played a Superbowl in the area since.
The NFL is still trying to figure out how to get people to take part in the game, which is expected to cost upwards of $40 million.
In August, Ross said the league is looking to build a new stadium in Orlando for the Dolphins.
The NFL currently has about 1,600 acres of land in Orlando, but it is unsure how many more acres will be needed to build the stadium, according to the Orlando Sentinel.