NFL: Miami Dolphins -Sun Life Stadium renovation
The Miami Dolphins have start the 2 year construction of the $400 million renovation of their 28 year-old Sun Life Stadium.
Some back-of-the-house construction work began at Sun Life Stadium in late June 2014 and has continued since then, the real facelift began on Monday, January 5, 2015 when workers began removing seats from the upper sections of the building the Dolphins have called home since the 1987 season.
Sun Life Stadium – Phase One
Replacement of all seats
Rebuilding the concourses on the 100 and 300 levels
There will be new seating options in 2015, such as the 100 level Corner Terraces, the Field Club, and the 72 Club.
Sun Life Stadium – Phase Two
Installation of canopy providing shade and protection from the rain. The roof canopy also aims to amplify stadium noise. The Dolphins also are hoping to increase their home-field advantage by making Sun Life Stadium louder.
Four new high-definition corner video boards
Currently, Sun Life Stadium seats 76,018. The renovation will reduce seating to approximately 65,326. The realignment will bring sideline seats 24 feet closer to the field.
Source: Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium
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