Originally opened as the “Joe Robbie Stadium” in 1987, the Hard Rock Stadium has been known by a number of different names – “Pro Player Park”, “Pro Player Stadium”, “Dolphins Stadium”, “Dolphin Stadium”, “Land Shark Stadium”, and “Sun Life Stadium”.
The Hard Rock Stadium has been the home of the NFL team, the Miami Dolphins since it opened in 1987. The stadium is also home of the Miami Hurricanes college football team, as well as annually hosting the Orange Bowl college game. The Super Bowl has previously been played at the stadium six times (XXIII, XXIX, XXXIII, XLI, XLIV & LIV) and hosted the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2021.
The Florida Marlins of MLB (now the Miami Marlins) played their home matches at the Hard Rock Stadium from 1993 until 2011, with the World Series played their twice during this time (1997 and 2003).
The Miami Open tennis tournament is now played on the site of the Hard Rock Stadium, with 29 courts now permanently located in the south car park and a temporary 13,800 capacity main court situated within the stadium.
A number of football (soccer) matches have been played inside the Hard Rock Stadium, including international friendlies. These mostly feature Central or South American countries due to the large population of Central and South Americans in South Florida.
The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix was due to be held in the vicinity of the stadium, starting in 2021 however these plans have been put on hold.
Tickets at Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins (NFL) – Ticket information is available on the official Miami Dolphins website here.
Orange Bowl (NCAA) – Ticket information is available on the official Orange Bowl website here.
Miami Hurricanes (NCAA) – Ticket information is available on the official Miami Hurricanes website here.
Miami Open (Tennis) – Ticket information is available on the official Miami Open website here.
Location & Travel to Hard Rock Stadium
The Hard Rock Stadium is located in Miami Gardens in Florida, a city north of Miami.
Airport: South Florida’s primary airport is Miami International and has a number of flights to the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Western Asia. The airport is located approximately 15 mile south of the Hard Rock Stadium, by taxi the journey will take about 30 minutes.
Parking – There is parking in the vicinity of the stadium for nearly 25,000 cars. Pre-Paid Pass Parking for Miami Dolphins matches is $25, Game Day SunPass is $35 and Game Day Cash Parking is $50. Further parking information is available on the official Hard Rock Stadium website here.
Shuttle Bus – There is express shuttle bus that goes to/from Lot 14, costing $10 per person. The bus has the following drop off locations:Miami/South Beach:
Bayside – 401 Biscayne Blvd.
Washington Ave. & 5th St.
Washington Ave. & 15th St.
Andrews Ave. & Las Olas
Las Olas & A1A
Shops of Pembroke Gardens (Pines Blvd & I75)