posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 12:42 PM
Pro Player Stadium has been renamed to Dolphins Stadium and will undergo major renovations, Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga announced on Monday.
Home of the NFL's Dolphins and Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins, the 75,000-seat stadium was the first of its kind to be constructed entirely
with private funds, costing 115million US dollars (62million) when it was completed in 1987.
Former owner Joe Robbie led the financing campaign to build the facility, which was originally named Joe Robbie Stadium before it was renamed to Pro
Player Stadium in August 1996. Now the stadium will be named after the NFL team.
"The name Dolphins Stadium will not only reinforce the Dolphins brand locally, but will extend it nationally and internationally through the
world-class events that are hosted here," Huizenga said.
"Then it's our vision to transform the stadium into a year-round destination and a venue that is ready made for the Super Bowl."
Projects under consideration for renovation will include luxury suites and state-of-the-art scoreboards. These privately funded enhancements are
estimated to cost between 54million and 65million.