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MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – The next phase of renovations at Sun Life Stadium has yielded a benefit of sorts for Dolfans.

Free parking.

Phase Two of the renovations include the installation of a massive open-air canopy that will provide shade for 92 percent of the seats. Currently, the steel trussing that will support the canopy is being assembled in the West parking lot at Sun Life Stadium.

Due to the construction, fans won’t be able to park in the west lot. As a result, the Dolphins are offering fans five free designated offsite parking lots close to the stadium that have more than 2,200 parking spots. The free lots will be available for the rest of the season.

These lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will open four hours prior to kickoff. The downside is that tailgating will not be allowed in these offsite lots.

Sun Life Stadium Parking Map

Limited parking is available in stadium lots for $25 in advance and $40 on the day of the game.

Routes to the free offsite parking lots are as follows:

From Downtown Miami
Turnpike NB to EXIT 4X. Follow signs to Exit 47 to NW 27th Avenue south. Calder Race Track will be on the left and Lots 19 and 20 on the right. A free shuttle is available from Calder.

From Broward and Palm Beach
Turnpike SB to Exit 47. Follow signs to Exit 47 to NW 27th Avenue south. Calder Race Track will be on the left and Lots 19 and 20 on right. A free shuttle is available from Calder.

From Homestead & Florida Keys
Turnpike NB to Exit 43. Take NW 57th Ave. south to NW 202nd St. Left on NW 202nd St. Turn right on to NW 32nd Ave. Entrance to Betty T. Ferguson will be on left.  No shuttle, fans will have to walk to the stadium.

From I-95
I-95 to Exit 16. Take Ives Dairy Rd. West to NW 14th Ct. Turn left into Norwood Elementary School on right.  No shuttle, fans will have to walk to the stadium.

From University Drive
University Drive SB to Calder on left and Lots 19 and 20 on right. A free shuttle is available from Calder.

From 826/Palmetto Expressway
826 to NW 27th Ave Exit NB. Left on NW 191st St. and turn right on to NW 32nd Ave. Betty T. Ferguson on right.  No shuttle available.

The Dolphins additionally have created a parking hotline at (305) 943-PARK.

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