The modernization of the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium transformed the fan experience and created a world-class destination for marquee events. To make sure the NFL team wouldn’t miss any home games, extensive renovations were completed over three off-seasons.
The first phase replaced every seat in the three-decade-old facility. This included introducing a Field Club, North Sideline Club and corner terraces. Innovative new “Living Room” boxes bring together home viewing and game-day experiences with recliners, programmable high-definition TVs and access to an indoor lounge called the 72 Club.
The renovation continued the next year with the addition of an open-air canopy as the stadium’s signature architectural element. This elegant structure provides weather protection and sun shading while amplifying crowd noise.
The final phase of the renovation included comprehensive updates to all premium spaces on the 200 Club and 200 Mezzanine Suite Levels. HOK and the Rockwell Group collaborated on the design of two distinct new types of sideline clubs and end zone suites.
Reinforcing Miami’s culture and heritage are murals by local artists, a wayfinding and branding package and local materials. Each club, suite, gathering and dining space provides fans with a flavor of South Florida.