BRADENTON, Fla. — Florida’s Miami Dolphins have proposed public funding to pay half the cost of upgrading their 25-year-old football stadium, which they hope to use as part of the bid package to host the 50th Super Bowl game in 2016.

Legislation will be filed to provide public funding for half of the renovation cost, estimated to be as much as $400 million, according to Dolphins chief executive officer Mike Dee. A similar effort to seek public funding failed in 2011.

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