Fact-checking Dolphins lobbyist Ron Book on '$500 million impact' of 50th Super Bowl
Supporters of a bill that would allow the Miami Dolphins to pursue tax break subsidies for a $400 million stadium renovation say it will make Miami a more attractive host city for the 50th Super Bowl in 2016.
That Super Bowl will generate a lot of economic benefits, they say.
In a recent committee hearing on SB 306, Long-time Dolphins lobbyist Ron Book put the estimate beyond a normal Super Bowl's expectations.
"Super Bowl L by everybody's estimation is a $500 million economic impact to the state of Florida," Book said.
That’s a pretty strong claim that "everybody" estimates a half-billion impact from a single Super Bowl. Is there widespread agreement on that number?
PolitiFact Florida reviewed the evidence. The verdict? It's False. Read the story.