Dolphins Commence Renovation Work On Stadium (Which Will Be Renamed)

Work is underway at Dolphins Stadium on a renovation that will improve the 27-year-old facility.

Improvements will include a canopy that will shield fans from sun and rain along with concourse and concession improvements. Also being replaced are the orange seats (with dark blue seats), lighting, and video boards.

The stadium, originally known as Joe Robbie Stadium, will also be getting a new name. A five-year deal with Sun Life has expired, and the company is no longer active in the U.S. market.

Part of the improvements will be ready for the 2015 season, with the rest to be ready for the 2016 season. The Dolphins are reportedly hoping to host the 2019 Super Bowl.

Update: The lower level concrete is being ripped out, to be replaced with new precast that will place seats 25 to 30 feet closer to the field.