Hard Rock Stadium is a rugby football stadium located in Miami Gardens, Florida, a city north of Miami. This is the home of the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League (NFL). Hard Rock Stadium is also the venue for the Miami Hurricanes during their regular season. The facility also houses the Orange Bowl, a college football game. It has been the home of the Florida Marlins in National League Baseball (MLB) from 1993 to 2011.
The stadium took place 5 Super Bowl (XXIII, XXIX, XXXIII, XLI and XLIV), Pro Bowl 2010, 2 times World Series (1997 and 2003), 4 times BCS National Championship Game (2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 ), second round of World Baseball Classic 2009, and WrestleMania XXVIII. The stadium will host the Super Bowl LIV in 2020 and the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2021.
Starting in 2019, the stadium will be the venue for the Miami Masters tennis tournament, which takes place in March.
The stadium was inaugurated in 1987 under the name Joe Robbie Stadium and was once known with 7 names: Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Stadium Land Shark Stadium, and Sun Life Stadium. The name of the stadium is now owned by Hard Rock Cafe Inc.
Hard Rock Stadium holds its place as one of the most famous NFL stadiums in the world, having its ownership of the name acquired by Hard Rock Cafe. After passing through some nicknames like Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium and Land Shark Stadium. As the home team of the Miami Dolphins and with the continuous positive reception from fans and organizers, the stadium has hosted the 5th Super Bowl (XXIII, XXIX, XXXIII, XLI and XLIV) and will host Super Bowl LIV in 2020.
If the Dolphins have not had an NFL event so far, the stadium will be open for NCAA, Orange Bowl, WrestleMania, National Baseball, Hoop-It-Up and MLB events. It is actually built as a football stadium that can turn into a baseball stadium. Most seats in the baseball configuration are pointed towards the center – where the 50-yard line will be in the football configuration.