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Dolphins want back in Super Bowl mix for 2019 or 2020

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 28: quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins throws in the second quarter during a game against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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South Florida wants back in the Super Bowl mix, and they’re hoping a refurbished Sun Life Stadium can get the big game back in 2019 or 2020.

According to Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, local leaders are making a concerted effort to land one of the next two Super Bowls to be awarded.

“I think that has been our only issue that’s held us back. We were told by the NFL the problem with the 50th anniversary [bid] was our stadium,” said Rodney Barreto, long-time chairman of the South Florida Super Bowl Committee. “We still believe that South Florida — and with the new improvement in the stadium — that we should be the No. 1 Super Bowl spot in the country.”

The greater Miami region has hosted 10 Super Bowls, tied with New Orleans for the most. But they haven’t hosted one since 2010.

The league will put together a list of finalists for the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls at this year’s owner’s meeting in May, with the vote coming in May 2016.

Of course, even with renovations and the climate everyone wants in February, South Florida will have competition. Atlanta wants another Super Bowl in its new stadium, and new buildings have generally been rewarded with a chance to host.

The Dolphins have also agreed to take a home game to London, in hopes of trading that to get back into the Super Bowl rotation.