This Is What Dolphins Stadium Will Look Like Later This Year

The Miami Dolphins have unveiled renderings of what their renovated stadium will look like.

Work is already underway on the first phase, and is expected to ready for the season later this year. The second phase will add a canopy and be complete in 2016.

Lower level seating will be extended to be closer to the field. All of the garish orange seats are being removed and will be replaced with a more subdued color.

The new canopy is expected to shield up to 91 percent of fans at the stadium from sun and rain. Although seating capacity will be reduced from 76,018 to approximately 65,326 (upper corners are being removed), the noise level is expected to be higher thanks to the canopy. The team paid for sound studies to ensure that it will be as loud as possible.

The team claims that the estimated cost of the renovation is $400 million, which they are privately funding.