14 Facts About Sun Life Stadium


Hard Rock Sun Life Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Sun Life Stadium has hosted six Super Bowls, the 2010 Pro Bowl, two World Series, four BCS National Championship Games, one CFP National Championship, the second round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic, and WrestleMania XXVIII.

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Since 2022, the grounds of Hard Rock Sun Life Stadium has hosted the Miami International Autodrome, a temporary racing circuit used for Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix.

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At the time it opened in 1987, Joe Robbie Sun Life Stadium was located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, and had a Miami address.

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Some Marlins players later admitted that they "couldn't wait to go on the road" because Sun Life Stadium had the "worst [playing] conditions" and least fan energy in the majors during years when the team was not a contender.

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Sun Life Stadium upgrades included video boards in each corner of the stadium, additional suites, and an open-air canopy over the main seating areas.

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The move to Hard Rock Sun Life Stadium was praised by players and fans because of the ample space the next complex provides.

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Sun Life Stadium has played host to six Super Bowls, and hosted the 2010 Pro Bowl.

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Sun Life Stadium has hosted both the 2009 BCS National Championship Game and the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.

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Sun Life Stadium has been the site of the Orange Bowl game since 1996, except for the January 1999 contest between Florida and Syracuse, which had to be moved due to a conflict with a Dolphins playoff game.

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Sun Life Stadium hosted the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship game and the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship semi-final game.

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Sun Life Stadium was the venue where Mark McGwire hit his NL-record 57th home run to best Hack Wilson's 68-year-old record of 56 in 1998.

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Sun Life Stadium has gone through many name changes, bringing up a question of the value of corporate naming rights.

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Sun Life Stadium then partnered with Jimmy Buffett to change the name once more, this time to Land Shark Stadium after a beer brewed for Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant chain.

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