Sun Life Stadium

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens: Address, Phone Number, Sun Life Stadium Reviews: 4/5

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Better Than A Dome
Dec 2016
Miami gets a lot of rain. Because South Florida has a semi-tropical climate, both the humidity and temperature can be high; however, they moderate somewhat once summer ends. Prior to last year Sun Life Stadium, as Hard Rock Stadium was known before the 2016 NFL Season, offered no roof to protect fans from the elements, such as rain, which can be torrential during the summer and fall hurricane season and the blistering afternoon direct sunshine. In 2013, The NFL let the Miami Dolphins know that despite South Florida's popularity as a Super Bowl destination, its delapidated, antiquated and uncomfortable Sun Life stadium were no longer going to be in the rotation for the biggest sports event in the world, exceeding the Olympics Opening and Closing ceremonies and Soccer World Cup finals in worldwide tv ratings and bringing over a hundred million dollars of benefits to the host region. Finally after several years of failed attempts by the Dolphins ownership to get the state and local government to pay the over $400 million to pay for a complete stadium renovation, the team's owner agreed to step up and finance it himself. For 2 years the construction took place, replacing almost all of the structural elements of the stadium except the foundation and surrounding parking fields. Most importantly, a roof covering all seats was installed along with new hig speed escalators and elevators to get fans to mid and upper deck seats. However, the field has been left open to the elements giving the two home teams, Miami Dolphins of the NFL and NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference University of Miami Hurricanes, a great home field advantage of baking sun during daytime games and torrential rainstorms whenever it rains. The new stadium has wonderfully updated facilities including a huge team store for Dolphins, U of M Canes and NFL memorabilia plus great restaurants and cocktail lounges with one that has a full sized swimming pool that only lacks a beach for fans that need to be reminded that Miami-Dade County is the home of South Beach and encourages female fans to change into their bikinis. For pre-game parking lot tailgate parties, a large store has been added that sells all needed supplies, hamburger patties, hotdogs plus buns and charcoal plus beer, sodas and all kinds of other food at supermarket prices that is closed during the game but reopens after for those that want to resume tail gating. From a dreary fan experience, Miami's stadium has been transformed into a great place to go that lives up to its new name HARD ROCK STADIUM!

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adambright2000
Sarasota, FL122 contributions
Amazing stadiu
Nov 2017 • Couples
I watched the U Miami vs Virginia tech game here, and it was awesome. The large parking lot with tailgators, and new renovation with roof were beautiful. the roof bounces the sound into the stadium, making the football game noisy and great.
Written 8 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

iramccown
Miami Gardens, FL106 contributions
Better Than A Dome
Dec 2016 • Solo
Miami gets a lot of rain. Because South Florida has a semi-tropical climate, both the humidity and temperature can be high; however, they moderate somewhat once summer ends. Prior to last year Sun Life Stadium, as Hard Rock Stadium was known before the 2016 NFL Season, offered no roof to protect fans from the elements, such as rain, which can be torrential during the summer and fall hurricane season and the blistering afternoon direct sunshine. In 2013, The NFL let the Miami Dolphins know that despite South Florida's popularity as a Super Bowl destination, its delapidated, antiquated and uncomfortable Sun Life stadium were no longer going to be in the rotation for the biggest sports event in the world, exceeding the Olympics Opening and Closing ceremonies and Soccer World Cup finals in worldwide tv ratings and bringing over a hundred million dollars of benefits to the host region.
Finally after several years of failed attempts by the Dolphins ownership to get the state and local government to pay the over $400 million to pay for a complete stadium renovation, the team's owner agreed to step up and finance it himself. For 2 years the construction took place, replacing almost all of the structural elements of the stadium except the foundation and surrounding parking fields. Most importantly, a roof covering all seats was installed along with new hig speed escalators and elevators to get fans to mid and upper deck seats. However, the field has been left open to the elements giving the two home teams, Miami Dolphins of the NFL and NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference University of Miami Hurricanes, a great home field advantage of baking sun during daytime games and torrential rainstorms whenever it rains.
The new stadium has wonderfully updated facilities including a huge team store for Dolphins, U of M Canes and NFL memorabilia plus great restaurants and cocktail lounges with one that has a full sized swimming pool that only lacks a beach for fans that need to be reminded that Miami-Dade County is the home of South Beach and encourages female fans to change into their bikinis. For pre-game parking lot tailgate parties, a large store has been added that sells all needed supplies, hamburger patties, hotdogs plus buns and charcoal plus beer, sodas and all kinds of other food at supermarket prices that is closed during the game but reopens after for those that want to resume tail gating.
From a dreary fan experience, Miami's stadium has been transformed into a great place to go that lives up to its new name HARD ROCK STADIUM!
Written 11 April 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

milinddesai
Mumbai, Maharashtra52 contributions
Free Wi-Fi Stadium
Nov 2016
I was super amazed when I visited the Sun Life Stadium. Back here in India, if one has to go to any sporting event, you need to reach the venue atleast 3-4 hours prior to the event starting. There is no way in hell will you ever get a parking space so public transport (Which will be opverflowing with spectators) is the only option. There will be chaotioc rush at the Food And Drink Counters. Forgert Free Wi-fi, you will be lucky to take your mobile phone on the pretext of security.
Now imagine if you go to a stadium which gives you the exact opposite of what I have described above. And this for 75000 screaming spectators.
This is Sun Life Stadium - Miami.
Written 15 February 2017
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Barb G
Cleveland, OH1,147 contributions
Orange bowl
Dec 2016 • Couples
First time here to the new Hard Rock Stadium it is called now. Attended the Orange Bowl and had seats in the club section. A little pricey but a once in a lifetime experience. Traffic in and out of the stadium is a nightmare but the stadium itself is really fabulous, one of the nicest I've seen. If taking an uber you really need to be dropped off outside the gates and to get picked up you need to go back out of the gates or you'll be waiting a long time.
Written 17 January 2017
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Al A
Boyne Falls, MI130 contributions
Orange Bowl 2016
Dec 2016 • Couples
Came to see the 2016 Orange Bowl game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Florida State Seminoles. (Unfortunately our Wolverines lost by one point)

It is now called Hard Rock Stadium and we understand that it was recently renovated to add a partial roof, covering all of the seats. It is not a particularly large stadium seating 68,000 (we are used to Michigan's Big House seating 107,000+). However, it is a very nice NFL stadium with four large jumbotrons and a good view of the field, no matter where you sit. Overall, a nice venue for football, my only complaint is that the scoreboard is not on the jumbotrons, rather on a small electronic board near the 50 yard line which is too small to see all the stats if you are seated high across the field (we were on the 22 yard line in the upper deck). There was plenty of space on the jumbotrons to include this information in four spots in the stadium.

Written 31 December 2016
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NSBer
Orlando, FL94 contributions
Hard Rock Stadium ROCKS
Oct 2016 • Couples
Saw Hurricanes vs UNC and Dolphin vs. Steelers last weekend. The remodeled stadium is fantastic. We sat on the upper deck Saturday and lower level (both south side) on Sunday. It was sunny and rainy on both days. New stadium topper is amazing. It kept us in the shade, we didn't get baked AND though it rained heavy, we were dry the entire time. No need for ponchos or to relocate due to the rain. This stadium is beautiful and functional for So Florida weather. Oh and did I forget to mention those unbelievable screens...... See them for your self, they are worth the price of admission.
Written 17 October 2016
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Phil G
Kitchener, Canada671 contributions
Very Nice
Sep 2016 • Friends
We saw the season opener against the Browns. The stadium is beautiful - great high definition screens at all four corners. Easy entry and access to our seats.
Written 9 October 2016
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donhocott
Grand Blanc, MI5 contributions
Great for football and so much more!
Jan 2016 • Couples
How convenient when you stay at Stadiium Hotel. Whether it's University of Miami Hurricane's game on Saturday or a Dolphin's game on Sunday it's the best at SunLife Stadium. Can't wait for the new stadium to be finished and they start there concert series again.
Written 24 May 2016
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Josh W
Missoula, MT890 contributions
Horrible day game stadium
Jan 2016 • Friends
The venue is actually quite nice seems newer even though it isn't. I look forward to return to a night game and/or when the sun cover is complete. It was blazing hot and no where to hide to get out the Florida sun during the orange bowl. I would like to come and see a Dolphin game here and see how different the stadium lives vs a college bowl game.
Written 30 April 2016
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Jeffrey L
Broken Arrow, OK119 contributions
See my other Review
Dec 2015 • Friends
Good pro stadium...safe, roomy and comfortable...excellent access from local streets, and plenty of wide-open parking around venue.
Written 14 January 2016
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