Right now, the Dolphins can’t find a way with Florida Legislature when it comes to funding improvement for Sun Life Stadium. According to Dolphins CEO Mike Dee, this mess could force the team to relocate. Without getting into a ton of political details, the simple threat of possible relocation effectively catches the attention of NFL fans.
For the last few years, several teams have been linked to Los Angeles as a possible solution to the major city not having a NFL team and such a huge audience having no link to the game except for fantasy football leagues. The Dolphins appear to be the latest team on that wish list, and there are several factors that could make the story more than just wishful thinking.
Without even considering this latest battle, the Dolphins are one of the few NFL teams without a long-term lease with their community. Their attendance is the worst in the league, at least by attendance percentage numbers. Although owner Stephen Ross has denied any relocation rumors, the 73-year old might be nearing the end as far as his current position goes. A new owner could step in and be much more open to relocating.