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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.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:28pm]


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