MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Construction is underway at Sun Life Stadium as the 27-year-old building stands to get a much needed face lift.READ MORE: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Says City Is Growing Faster Than Ever At Panel Discussion With Developers
Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross is footing the $350 million dollar renovation in hopes of attracting more Super Bowls, college football post season games and concerts.
“The NFL – let’s face it – they want to come to Miami. They recognize that Miami is a great place to have a Super Bowl. We’re talking with them now about hopefully getting them on a regular basis,” said Ross.'It's Disgusting': Community Reacts To Antisemitic Flyers Found In Several Neighborhoods
At Friday’s press conference at the stadium, Ross acknowledged that the team is working on a bid for the 2019 Super Bowl. He hopes to host between three to five of the big games in the next 20 years.
Some of the additions to the stadium will include a canopy to protect fans from sun and rain, four video boards in each corner and closer seats to the field. Hall of Fame quarterback and Dolphins’ Special Advisor Dan Marino appreciates the upgrades, especially bringing the fans closer to the field.
“Maybe crowd noise can help. I remember back in the Orange Bowl that was always an advantage for us,” said Marino.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade PD: Pedestrian Hit Near Bird Road Southbound Entrance To Turnpike
There will definitely be some noticeable changes come the Fins’ 2015 NFL season. However, the final product won’t be ready until September 2016.