Miami-Dade county and city of Miami Gardens officials have locked horns over who should regulate the lucrative Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. Miami Gardens says they should control the county-managed property.
Recent mediations failed to resolve the issue, and Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III pledges to pursue the suit to state Supreme Court.
Ever since the stadium was built three decades ago, it, along with the land around it, has been regulated by Miami Dade County.
When the city of Miami Gardens was created around Sun Life, (then Pro Player Stadium in 2003), it was understood that government regulation of the stadium and surrounding turf would remain with the county.
Miami Gardens however, is suing now, arguing Sun Life is in its city and should be governed by the city.