The Hard Rock Stadium & Its Many Features
One of Miami’s Biggest Attractions
By: JP Given, Hans Doerr, and Rylan Driver
The Hard Rock Stadium is a stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It is the home field of the NFL team, Miami Dolphins, and the Miami Hurricanes, a college football team. The stadium opened in 1987 and has a seating capacity of 65,000+ for football games. It can be expanded to seat up to 75,000+ for other events. In addition to having football games, the Hard Rock Stadium has also been used for a variety of other events, including concerts, soccer matches, and college football bowl games. In recent years, the stadium has been the site of the Orange Bowl and the College Football Playoff National Championship. It has also hosted several editions of the Super Bowl, most recently Super Bowl LIV in 2020. The stadium is also set to be a host for the 2026 World Cup. The Hard Rock Stadium has undergone several renovations and upgrades over the past few years to make the experience more enjoyable and keep up with the demands of modern sports. In 2015, the stadium completed a $500 million renovation project that included the installation of new show boards and lights, as well as the addition of new seating and suites. In 2019, the stadium added a new roof to provide shade and protection from the elements for fans. They also have the stadium built a certain way, so the Miami Dolphins bench is always under the shade. The Hard Rock Stadium is an iconic and great sports venue that serves as the home of two major sports teams in Miami.