The first phase of renovations at Sun Life Stadium is noticeable to all fans upon entry into the seating bowl. Every seat at the home of the Miami Dolphins is now aqua, replacing the old orange seats. Also updated is the proximity of these aqua seats to the playing surface, as the lower bowl has been brought in 25 feet closer to the sidelines.
The concourses have also been updated, with branding of multiple color schemes replaced by Dolphins colors and images. On the concourses, concessions have been renovated and infused with local flavors from six South Florida restaurants. And in two new tap rooms, 16 local craft beers are featured.
Multiple new premium seating offerings are now located throughout the stadium, including midfield suites, priced up to $600,000 per year, that offer access to the 72 Club and areas right behind the Dolphins bench. There are also four corner terraces with table seating on the club level, as well as 14 boxes with living-room-style seats located across the back of the end zones that also offer access to a private club.
Phase two of the renovation, to be completed in 2016, will include installation of a canopy roof and high-definition video boards. The renovation will exceed $425 million in total, and is being privately financed by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.