The Miami Dolphins unveiled the first phase of Sun Life Stadium upgrades today, as a more intimate seating area, new teal seats and upgraded concessions were all on display.
The upgrades to Sun Life Stadium are in two phases: the 2015 changes are in place for the upcoming NFL season, while the second phase of upgrades will be in place for the 2016 season. That second phase of changes will be even more dramatic, when a canopy and four corner videoboards will be installed.
This year’s changes are pretty apparent to most fans: there’s no orange in the seating bowl, with a uniform teal color throughout. The old Sun Life Stadium had eight seating options, while the new Sun Life Stadium has 16, ranging from your standard-issue upper-deck seats to “living rooms” set up near the 50-yard line (including four recliners) to the private area in the ’72 Club to table seating in the corners. And there’s the North Club on the visitors’ side as well as reclining seats in the first row of each end zone.
Those seats, by the way, are now closer to the field. What was the first row in the old stadium configuration is now the ninth row, 25 feet closer to the field.
Here is an ultra-cool time-lapse look at the improvements.
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