Qatar Airways Could Lose Dolphins Stadium Name Bidding Due To Political Tension

The Dolphins are hesitant to sign a stadium naming deal with Qatar Airways due to political tension, according to The Deep End Miami’s Matthew Cannata.

Both Qatar Airways and Hard Rock are said to be in negotiations to name the team’s stadium.

While Qatar Airways “could likely offer more money” than Hard Rock, the team faces a backlash from fans. Numerous season ticket holders have threatened to cancel if Qatar wins the bidding, giving Hard Rock an edge.

The first event at the remodeled stadium might not take place until September 3, the website is reporting.

The Dolphins registered two additional domain names in April: alipaystadium.com and tclstadium.com, both Chinese companies. For the full list, click here.

 

 

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Frank B.
4 years ago

Hard Rock Stadium sounds awesome.

mossack fonseca
4 years ago

they had to build a memorial in Qatar for all of the slaves that have died building their world cup stadiums. that’s just bad juju for our stadium.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I rather it be Hard Rock Stadium or Field just sounds better. Not only that I see Hard Rock taking advantage of an opportunity and building a hotel or using space on the inside of the stadium Hard Rock related.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Qatar is a open sponsor of Hamas terrorism

Anonymous
4 years ago

Hard Rock Field sounds awesome! Good on the ownership to put ethics first!

Marc305
4 years ago

This place has been called so many things through the years that I cannot even remember them all. To me this is like the “Sears” tower in Chicago, no matter what the current name is, it will always be Dolphin Stadium.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Don’t understand the outrage about Qatar Airways. I mean I get that the country has corrupt dealings and mistreats its migrant workers, but you could say similar things about Nike sweatshop workers etc

Anonymous
4 years ago

Nike doesn’t openly support terrorism, or turn a blind eye to sex trafficking and slavery. Last time I checked Nike doesn’t confiscate the passports of its sneaker makers and make them shit on the floor. The airline itself is deplorable, it regulates its flight attendants to a slave like status, not to mention that it doesn’t even compete on a realistic scale. Perhaps you should educate yourself.

Edin
4 years ago

We are so stupid.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Xenophobia at its best…

Anonymous
4 years ago

Yes. Qatar is an incredibly xenophobic nation. Thanks for pointing it out.

Gables
4 years ago

Why are fans upset about Qatar Airways? Anyone who has a problem with that should probably travel more, become better educated, and attempt to counter some of their own ignorance.

Gables
4 years ago

Also, I have flown Qatar Airways and it is fabulous. U.S. airlines, with their crummy customer service and old planes, are not even in the same league.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Have you seen what’s going on in Qatar with their labor force??

Anonymous
4 years ago

Yeah I wish United, Delta and American had endless funds to run a fantasy airline that somehow makes profits flying the worlds largest airliners from Doha to Santiago. Sure the service is great when your pretty much nothing more then some ISIS supporting Sheiks arm piece.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Our ignorance? Obviously, this isn’t the airlines doing, but I wouldn’t my home team’s stadium associated with a country that has a horrible record of human rights violations:

“The state of human rights in Qatar is a concern for several non-governmental organizations. Sharia law is the main source of Qatari legislation according to Qatar’s Constitution.[1][2] Flogging and stoning are legal in Qatar due to Sharia law.

According to Human Rights Watch in June 2012 hundreds of thousands of mostly South Asian migrant workers in construction in Qatar risk serious exploitation and abuse, sometimes amounting to forced labor.[3]”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Qatar

District Worker
4 years ago

You are so right. Airlines serving countries that have problems should be banned from Miami. Given Cuba’s human rights violations, I say we should rename American Airlines Area because that airline will begin service to Cuba in the fall. But, why stop there? We should immediately tell our local government to prohibit these airlines from sponsoring a number of public service, and cultural events. Has anyone noticed the airline sponsors at the Arsht Center, for example? At our airport, let’s get rid American Airlines and others for offering flights to Cuba, Qatar Airlines of course, all Venezuelan Airlines because because of their connections to human rights violations. Oh and let’s try to stop the airport from pursuing a Chinese air carrier as well. Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s get rid of British Airways, Iberia, TAP Portugal, Air France, and KLM for their roles in slavery, and killing of millions of innocents during colonialism.

Anonymous
4 years ago

That’s what Israel did with a cruise ship stopping in Tunisia I believe – where Israelis couldn’t get off the ship. I believe they raised a stink, and it worked. If it worked for Israelis, it can work for gays, migrant workers, women, anyone with the political wherewithal to put up a stink and do what you are saying… ban any airline that flies to a country that discriminates against Israelis, Jews, gays, women, whatever… I guess whats good for the goose is good for the gander. I’m sure there are some issues with Hard Rock too. I think because of Qatar’s financial support for ISIS, I wouldn’t want their name on the stadium… but its a free world until you get enough people worked up to take a stand.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Can miami dade deny an airline a spot based on that airline’s country’s foreign policy, or is that a federal govt. thing? The NFL is a private corp. Of course it could have the KKK as its sponsor and it is free to do so. People don’t have to patronize the location. It just says something about the NFL.

IloveMiami
4 years ago

Finally! Somebody who tells it how it is. You are even more sarcastic than me. Fun. Fun. Fun. I love these comments and the commentators. They are all so well versed on everything from architecture and design to politics. This is a fabulous forum. I find that I just can’t go to sleep without checking in with the experts first and get a dose of education with my nightcap.

Anonymous
4 years ago

The same people boycotting the Dolphins for taking Qatar money will probably be voting for Hillary even though she takes money from Qatar and the Saudis. Ironic.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Yeah definitely that makes crazy sense.