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MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — Now that the season is over for the Miami Dolphins, construction is set to get underway at Sunlife Stadium for new renovations.

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Crews will begin building a massive canopy that will shield fans from the sun and rain.

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The canopy spans 672,000 feet around the stadium, leaving a cutout over the field. There will also be a drainage system to prevent water from pouring off the roof and into the crowd.

Plans are to have the canopy up before the start of next season.

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The Dolphins plan to have a new weather canopy constructed before the 2016 season begins. (Courtesy: Miami Dolphins)

The Dolphins plan to have a new weather canopy constructed before the 2016 season begins. (Courtesy: Miami Dolphins)