It's the end of Sun Life Stadium as Joe Robbie built it. It's the beginning of a modern setting better suited to football and its fans. The Dolphins provided the first glimpse Friday into the dramatic makeover that will turn the 27-year-old facility into something as good as new over the next two years.
"I think the big winner is Miami. We're really trying to create one of the great sports entertainment facilities in the United States today," Miami Dolphins owner and Civic Association Director Steve Ross said at a project unveiling. "Everything we're doing is taking the existing structure that's there and making it feel and look like it's a brand-new stadium."