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Buffett Accepts Business Role with Dolphins, Concerts Possible

May 1st, 2009

We reported earlier today that Dolphins Stadium in Miami may be renamed Landshark Stadium, and now reports are that Jimmy Buffett has accepted a business role with the NFL team. The naming rights arrangement may include two Jimmy Buffett concerts at the stadium according to the South Florida Business Journal:

Sources close to the deal said Buffett will help pay for the [naming rights] by playing two shows at the stadium at little or no cost. That would allow the Dolphins to cash in on a huge gate, whereas Buffett normally takes the lion’s share – one source said 90 percent – of tickets and concessions for his popular shows.

No details have been released on Buffett’s new role with the Dolphins but a news conference is scheduled for next Friday with Buffett and team owner Stephen Ross, a long-time friend. The news conference will be an “exclusive live music performance and media announcement for a major unveiling on behalf of Dolphin Stadium featuring Jimmy Buffett on May 8th”.

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