Teams in Florida need to do something to put fans in the seats. When your team is close to the bottom in average attendance, you look for any possible way to spice things up and make things fresh again. The Marlins went with the whole package — new logo and uniforms, new stadium, new manager, new players, the works. The Dolphins are reportedly just focusing on the logo part.
According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins and the NFL have been “trading emails for several weeks” and exploring a new logo for Miami that could be implemented as early as the 2013 season. The current logo (above) was tweaked slightly in 1997 but more for shading and detail than anything. It is rumored that the new logo would look closer to the old logo for Dolphin Stadium, which is pictured below.
Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said it is “inaccurate” to say that any new logo would look like the old Dolphin Stadium logo, but Volin said he has seen some of the mock-ups and they look more like that than the current logo. Dolphins fans have not been happy with the rumors thus far, but if they really cared their team wouldn’t have ranked 28th in the NFL in attendance last season with a stadium that was only 81 percent full on game day.Google+