Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines Among Those In Talks For Dolphins Stadium Name

The stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie hasn’t had a name since January when a deal with insurer Sun Life expired, but the Dolphins have been busy exploring deals with other sponsors.

The Sun Life deal paid the team $7.5 million annually, but the Dolphins are set to cash in with a new deal that will be worth significantly more. An advertising executive told Miami New Times in March that stadium naming rights are undergoing a “renaissance,” with the market now “as robust as it has ever been.”

NBC6 reporter Adam Kuperstein tweeted in April that Qatar Airways and Hard Rock were among those in talks for naming rights, citing a source close to ownership.

Other potential names include Porsche, Apple, Alibaba and Amazon, based on the team’s recent domain registrations.

 

Over the past year, the Dolphins have been registering domain names that hint at who they have been talking to, with Turkish and Hard Rock the most recent. The list below includes the date that the team registered the domain:

adobestadium.com 2015-08-21
alibabafield.com 2015-03-10
alibabafield.info 2015-03-11
alibabafield.net 2015-03-10
alibabafield.org 2015-03-10
alibabagroupstadium.com 2015-03-10
alibabagroupstadium.info 2015-03-11
alibabagroupstadium.net 2015-03-10
amazonfield.com 2015-08-21
appleinnovationlab.com 2015-08-21
appleinnovationlabs.com 2015-08-21
axafield.com 2015-05-06
axastadium.com 2015-05-06
bookingdotcomstadium.com 2015-03-26
bookingstadium.com 2015-03-26
bookingstadium.info 2015-03-26
bookingstadium.net 2015-03-26
bookingstadium.org 2015-03-26
cadillacstadium.com 2015-08-21
citrixfield.com 2015-06-16
citrixstadium.com 2015-06-16
fanaticsfield.com 2015-05-25
fanaticstadium.com 2015-05-25
fiatstadium.com 2015-08-21
gmstadium.com 2015-10-07
guardianstadium.com 2015-12-29
hardrockstadium.com 2016-01-09
hisensefield.com 2015-08-21
hisensestadium.com 2015-08-21
itaufield.com 2015-05-06
itaustadium.com 2015-05-06
jeepstadium.com 2015-08-21
mednaxfield.com 2015-09-30
mednaxstadium.com 2015-09-30
newyorklifestadium.com 2015-03-09
newyorklifestadium.info 2015-03-09
newyorklifestadium.net 2015-03-09
porschestadium.com 2015-08-21
qatarairwaysfield.com 2015-05-13
qatarairwaysstadium.com 2015-11-18
qatarairwaystadium.com 2015-05-13
seminolehardrockstadium.com 2016-01-09
staplesstadium.com 2015-08-21
staplestadium.com 2015-08-21
swatchfield.com 2015-08-21
swatchstadium.com 2015-08-21
tatastadium.com 2016-01-05
turkishairlinesstadium.com 2016-02-23
turkishairlinestadium.com 2015-06-04

 

 

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

And loser Loria and the Marlins can’t even get a bid from The Dollar Store.

Kristian
5 years ago

They are holding out for “ño que barato stadium”

Ricky
5 years ago

Hard rock stadium would be awesome and just sounds cool. I can only imagine a pretty cool Aqua and Orange guitar at the entrance too. PLEASE do not name it New York life stadium. We would be taunted by Jets fans from now and years to come.

Danny Costa
5 years ago

Hard Rock Stadium would be sweet

marc
5 years ago

Tata Stadium?

kat
5 years ago

that is the owner of LandRover

snoɯʎuou∀
5 years ago

Arab money has been a huge part sports for a very long time, not surprised they would want naming rights. It doesnt represent anything other than a ad deal.

Anonymous
5 years ago

i guess not – i’m going to fly turkish from miami to kinshasa regardless this fall. it’s the quickest way from miami. it is a company – but i do think govt. owned companies should be held to task if they are fun by countries like nazi germany – that are supporting isis in a proxy war against syria and russia.

Laz
5 years ago

Sure give it to Qatar where they condemn women for being rape victims.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Porsche!

suomynona
5 years ago

I get that Miami is multi-national, but still, most of those domains are foreign companies. Sun Life was paying $7.5M annually? That is a ton of money. I had no idea it was that much and will be even higher with this future deal.

I also have to admit it’d be pretty hilarious if Miami of Florida played their football games in SEMINOLE Hard Rock Stadium, especially when Florida State comes to town.

And screw the Marlins, their junk stadium and their crap ownership/executive team.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Citrix appears the most appropriate as it’s headquartered in Fort Lauderdale.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Funny – 2 countries that are actively supporting ISIS in the war in Syria want names of their companies on our stadium Wow

Danny
5 years ago

Depressing it is.

Dany
5 years ago

Get your facts straight, Turkey and Qatar opposes Isis and Al Qaeda.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I am over in Turkey right now on holiday and citizens here who are unhappy with President Erduran have confirmed he is secretly supporting ISIS. They showed me pictures of him and his family members with ISIS members. It is a sad wake up call. Erduran is a socially backwards, highly conservative politician who wants to make Turkey an Islamic republic despite growing secularism.

Anonymous
5 years ago

get your facts straight. russia is bombing isis supply lines coming from turkey. turkey is supporting isis to overthrow assad and claiming they are supporting the moderates. just like the us did with radical islam to fight russia way back when in afghanistan.

Nolan
5 years ago

Please get your facts correct before commenting. Turkey is our NATO ally, and definitely opposes ISIS. I’ve been to Qatar, and it’s very western, nothing like what you think of ISIS being.

Qatar is the center of operations for the US Air Force in fighting ISIS. Why would they allow us to use Al Udeid Air Base to fight ISIS, if they supported it?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Hard Rock, Porsche, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines have my vote.

PhinNwin
5 years ago

Porsche Park just sounds like it belongs in South Florida. Luxarious and exotic, and rolls off the tongue nicely.