Joe Robbie Stadium..er Dolphin Stadium...er Sun life Stadium

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    It will forever be Joe Robbie to me...
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    Less air flow and a magnifying glass over the fans. Sure that will make it better.
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    When was there ever air flow? The upper deck as it stands now is a frying pan.
    It needs an upgrade. Time for the Superbowl to return to Miami.
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    Agreed. Humidity will get trapped underneath. Hopefully, some sort of cooling system will be installed. On the flip side, why spend money on a cooling system, when you can sell more beer without.
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    And scUM will still be lucky to draw 30K a game.:D
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    Only when the Gators are on the schedule.
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    The reduction in seats is needed too. The stadium is bigger than most modern NFL facilities. Even when they draw a crowd similar to Heinz Field or Soldier Field, it looks empty.
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    I'd like to see a new stadium all together but no way would a board approve that anytime in the near future in my opinion. I think the Marlins stadium fiasco with the community leaders feeling they were mislead by the Marlins ownership hurt the Dolphins in the long run. On one hand I'm happy to see a renovation. On the other it pushes the opportunity for a new stadium back even further.
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    Not sure I agree with this. Looks like they're taking out seats in the corners which should improve airflow. Granted it's not a large area, but the stadium won't be a bowl anymore and there should be some cross breeze.

    What is high definition lighting? I've never heard of this.
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    They took away a few seats and replaced them with huge HD boards, because those aren't glorified heat generators or solid walls that prevent airflow. Maybe I am being too pessimistic, but that looks a lot more like a solar oven than a breezeway.


    Agree, that it is time for the Super Bowl to return to Miami. I'm just confused, why was no roof necessary the previous 10 times Miami hosted? Also, Super Bowls are played in the evening in February. Not a lot of sun.

    Structurally it is in good shape.
    Functionally it is great. Concourses are huge. Plenty of concessions/bathrooms. Full ring of luxury boxes + club level.
    Cosmetically, the seats are faded..... ?????
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    Seats will be moved closer to the field now that baseball is done. I think that is the biggest upgrade.
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    Why does that look like it will become a giant sail when the next big hurricane comes through?
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    Didn't think about that, but good point. A hurricane would rip that off in no time. I wonder if they are figured how much wind that thing can withstand in a storm during the engineering.
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    The are eliminating a TON of seats in the upper corners. Is there any number on how many seats are being eliminated.
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    I thought I heard capacity was being reduced to the mid/upper 60k range. More in line with most newer NFL venues.
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    I don't know how much heat those boards generate, but I find it hard to think on a really hot day they're going to dramatically effect the air temperature. And I think the air flow areas in the corners may be bigger than your realize.

    Looking at the rendering in post #13, it appears there's a gap under the scoreboards about the height of the video board itself. Any significant airflow is going to make a dramatic effect on a day with some breeze over a complete bowl. One more thing is that it would appear the only the inner panels closest to the middle of the roof are glass. The rest of the roof appears to be solid panels that will reflect heat and shade the stands, so that will make a major difference.

    I agree with those who mentioned the effects of a roof like that in a hurricane. It does look like a disaster waiting to happen, but I've got to believe they've taken that into consideration.

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