PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - A week after the Dolphins lost in their final drive in Tallahassee to get public financing to renovate Sun Life Stadium, their owner says they'll consider all options.
How about moving to Palm Beach County?
Dong King, the famed boxing promoter, says he has just the ticket.
He owns the old Jai Alai stadium on 45th street.
"Let's make it happen right here at home," said King. "That stadium should be there. And boy those Dolphins, they'd win the Super Bowl."
He says he'd be willing to negotiate a deal to bring the Dolphins to his decaying 54 acre-plot just east of 95 near the Magnonia Park Tri-Rail Station.
King spoke directly to the governor and Dolphins owner Steven Ross who happens to live on Palm Beach.
"Boy would this be a feather in Rick Scott's cap," said King. "And Steven Ross, he's living up there in Palm Beach, you got your house there, your babies there, your family there, what better thing to do than have your product there?"
Of course, a stadium would cost hundreds of millions and the Dolphins have already shown an appetite for public money.
"The question is what 'the ask' is for county taxpayers. That's where it gets sticky and controversial," said Palm Beach County commissioner and mayor Steven Abrams.
But down the road from King's Field of Dreams at a Duffy's sports grill, some can't help but see stars, no matter how many light years away they seem.
"We need something in Palm Beach County," said Jeff Mullins of Palm Beach Gardens. "We have to drive everywhere to go to a football game or to Disney."
King says the gravity in South Florida is moving north, and is eager to remind people of his similar pitch to the Marlins - who are now struggling - years back.
"Some philosopher or someone says, don't tell me how you're going to stop me. Tell me how we're going to make it happen. You're in it to win it, you can t give in, you can't give up and you can't quit," said King.
The county administrator told NewsChannel5 that there's barely enough to pay for the services that we already have.
And that the only way this could likely happen would be a voter referendum over the money.
"It would be about $75 per taxpayer per year," said administrator Robert Weisman.
And first, the Dolphins would have to approach the county, which hasn't happened yet.