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2108876 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-03-14 17:34:04.0 UTC 2013-03-14T13:34:04.000-04:00 true fact-checking-dolphins-lobbyist-ron-book-on-500-million-impact-of-50th published 2013-03-14 18:28:59.0 UTC 2013-03-14T14:28:59.000-04:00 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. Katie Sanders the-buzz-florida-politics politifact-florida Fact-checking Dolphins lobbyist Ron Book on '$500 million impact' of 50th Super Bowl false templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/the-buzz-florida-politics/2013/03/14/1363285740-fact-checking-dolphins-lobbyist-ron-book-on-500-million-impact-o BlogArticle 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.politifact-floridapolitifact-floridaKatie Sanders 1068022 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:54:18.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:54:18.000-04:00 katie-sanders published Katie Sanders <p>Katie Sanders is deputy editor of <a href="http://www.politifact.com/">PolitiFact</a>, the nonpartisan website founded by the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i> to fact-check politicians and public leaders. Read stories she edits and writes <a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/staff/katie-sanders/">here.</a></p><p>Before moving into that role, she was a staff writer for <a href="http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/">PunditFact</a> , a website created by the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i> and Poynter Institute to fact-check talking heads.</p><p>She previously reported on state politics and government for <a href="http://www.politifact.com/florida/">PolitiFact Florida</a> from the <i>Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald</i> Tallahassee bureau and on breaking news for the <i>Times</i> in St. Petersburg.</p><p>Before joining the <i>Times</i>, she interned at <i>The St. Augustine Record</i> and <i>National Journal's CongressDaily </i>in Washington, D.C.</p><p>She earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and English from the University of Florida. She lives in St. Petersburg with T.J., her husband, and Minnow, their dog.</p> PolitiFact Deputy Editor writers DTI 58932140 Katie Sanders is deputy editor of PolitiFact, the nonpartisan website founded by the Tampa Bay Times to fact-check politicians and public leaders. Read stories she edits and writes here. Before moving into that role, she was a staff writer for PunditFact , a website created by the Tampa Bay Times and Poynter Institute to fact-check talking heads. She previously reported on state politics and government for PolitiFact Florida from the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee bureau and on breaking news for the Times in St. Petersburg. Before joining the Times, she interned at The St. Augustine Record and National Journal's CongressDaily in Washington, D.C. She earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and English from the University of Florida. She lives in St. Petersburg with T.J., her husband, and Minnow, their dog. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8037</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:ksanders@tampabay.com">ksanders@tampabay.com</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/katielsanders">@KatieLSanders</a></p><p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/blogs/divas">Deal Divas</a></p><p>Website: <a href="http://www.politifact.com/">PolitiFact</a><br /><br /></p> 1 Katie Sanders new sig mug. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times] /resources/images/dti/2016/04/500434654_17090306.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/58932140-katie-sanders AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:54:18.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:54:18.000-04:00 2259411 2015-12-30 16:55:00.0 UTC 8 Months Ago politifact-floridas-top-10-fact-checks-of-2015 the-buzz-florida-politics PolitiFact Florida's Top 10 fact-checks of 2015 BlogArticle 2291368 2016-08-29 15:45:10.0 UTC 17 Hours Ago politifact-florida-fact-checks-the-candidates-for-us-senate the-buzz-florida-politics PolitiFact Florida fact-checks the candidates for U.S. Senate BlogArticle 2285822 2016-07-18 17:46:38.0 UTC 1 Month Ago fact-checking-the-rnc-politifact-has-got-this the-buzz-florida-politics Fact-checking the RNC: PolitiFact has got this BlogArticle <p>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.</p> <p>That Super Bowl will generate a lot of economic benefits, they say.</p> <p>In a recent committee hearing on SB 306, Long-time Dolphins lobbyist <b>Ron Book</b> put the estimate beyond a normal Super Bowl's expectations.</p> <p>&quot;Super Bowl L by everybody's estimation is a $500 million economic impact to the state of Florida,&quot; Book said.<br /> <br /> That’s a pretty strong claim that &quot;everybody&quot; estimates a half-billion impact from a single Super Bowl. Is there widespread agreement on that number?</p> <p>PolitiFact Florida reviewed the evidence. The verdict? It's False. <a href="http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2013/mar/14/ron-book/dolphins-lobbyist-says-super-bowl-50-everybodys-es/">Read the story.</a></p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:29:10