With yesterday’s Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl just a couple of days away, Miami is currently the football capital, providing lots of incentive to explore the wealth of Miami Beach condos available for rent or purchase. Despite the popularity however, some feel that the city’s Sun Life Stadium isn’t receiving the upgrades it deserves. Hence, a $250 million renovation has been proposed.

Perhaps the most notable of the upgrades would be a retractable roof, a much desired feature considering that Miami’s sunny weather can be a little unpredictable. Also among the upgrades are new seats that would be built closer to the actual field. City officials feel that without these upgrades Miami plays second fiddle to cities like Dallas that already have these things. Could this possibly hurt the appeal of Miami Beach real estate?

Far more important however is an upgrade to the Miami Beach Convention Center, at least that’s what city officials think. A $150 million budget is being proposed in order to build new sections and expand existing ones in order to ultimately create a convention center hotel.

Many feel this is not the right time to be considering such use of spending even if they may contribute towards attracting more people to explore Miami Beach real estate. What do you think?