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Sun Life Stadium

2269 NW 199th St. Miami Gardens, FL 33056 | Miami Gardens | 305-623-6100

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Ahhhhh, Miami's changeable professional sports arena extraordinaire. Currently known as Sun Life Stadium, this 76,000-seat arena is the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie, Pro Player, Dolphins and Land Shark. This Miami Gardens landmark has hosted five Super Bowls, two World Series, countless rock stars, Wrestlemania and all kinds of other major events. It's where the Dolphins and the Hurricanes play - and its parking lot is home to some seriously epic tailgating come football season. And on the interior, it's got your standard assortment of overpriced concessions and stadium eats - all well worth it to experience the epic excitement of a major sporting event. Sun Life does its job and does it well.


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  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    My, my. It's been quite a week, y'all.What with all this zombie talk and something about baths and salts or salty baths, it seems some lone man has captured the attention of the nation right...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Your gray 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer has 150,000 miles. A broken radio antenna dangles lifelessly from the back windshield; it’s the car’s only definable feature. To say your Lancer...
  • Cultist: Sports
    I'm just going to come right out and say it: I am a wimp. A pansy. One of those girls who has to ask men to open jars and help get her luggage down from the overhead compartment. I've never...
  • Cultist: Weekend Guide
    It's Friday, y'all. You know what that means:"Shots shots shots shotsshots shots shots shotsshots shots shots shotsshots shots shots shotsIT'S THE WEEKEND!"Yes, we rewrote the lyrics to...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Can’t get enough of the pomp and spandex seen on WWE’s Monday-night Raw, Friday-night SmackDown, and monthly pay-per-view events? Then let this news pump (handclap) you up:...
  • Cultist: Sports
    When WrestleMania XXVIII comes to the Sun Life Stadium on April 1, it brings with it almost a week of WWE-related events ranging from a golf tournament to the WrestleMania main event. Some...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Jazz in the Gardens 2012 With Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Sensere, Nicole Henry, Kevin Eubanks, and Kenny G Sun Life Stadium Sunday, March 18, 2012 Better Than:Kenny G doing a saxophone...
  • Music: Columns
    Fierce, strong, independent — Mary J. Blige is now a full-grown, 41-year-old diva known as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. But like so many enormously talented women in the music business,...
  • Crossfade: Music Festivals
    Fierce, strong, independent -- Mary J. Blige is now a full-grown, 41-year-old diva, known as The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. But like so many enormously talented young women in the music...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    With a little more than two years left until the World Cup invades Brazil, soccer fever has infected that nation’s North American cousin, Miami-Dade County. More than 70,000 people...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    On the list of hillbilly awesomeness, monster-truck rallies fall somewhere between mudding and moonshine. Nothing screams red, white, and blue louder than a giant truck crushing imported,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    When we first saw that the hated New York Jets were the Miami Dolphins’ final regular-season opponent, we were hoping it would be an epic showdown to determine the winner of the AFC...
  • Crossfade: Music Festivals
    Just before Christmas, Chanukkah, and Kwanzaa hijacked our editorial focus, we here at Crossfade checked up on the annual Jazz in the Gardens music fest. And unfortunately, we were kinda...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    When the NFL season began, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the Philadelphia Eagles would come to town and slam the Miami Dolphins in the face with their juggernautness. But...
  • News: Columns
    We can understand stiffing taxpayers with a $2.6 billion invoice for a shiny new stadium. We can't even really blame the Miami Marlins for refusing to chip in for millions in parking taxes...
  • Crossfade: Music Festivals
    Are you kidding? Kenny effing G! Wow, we here at Crossfade can't wait for the 2012 edition of Jazz in the Gardens. The hair will be long, luxurious, and kinky. "The Moment" will be sweeter...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Most years, a Miami Dolphins versus Oakland Raiders matchup becomes a contest of who can fail more extravagantly. But this Sunday, the Raiders will come to Sun Life Stadium with the chance...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    See the full 36-photo Black Eyed Peas at Sun Life Stadium slideshow. Black Eyed Peas With Cee Lo Green, T-Pain, Jason Derulo, and Sean Kingston Sun Life Stadium Wednesday, November 23,...
  • Crossfade: Talking Shit
    Last night, Sun Life Stadium was packed with thousands of people under the age of 45. Most of them were actually little children, up late for a night to watch the Black Eyed Peas' final...
  • Crossfade: News
    For many fans of the Black Eyed Peas, last night was a sorrowful occasion. It was the quartet's final concert together as a band before a "break," not a breakup. At least, that's what Taboo...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The infamous Nevin Shapiro scandal threatened to take down the University of Miami and even had some critics crying “death penalty” for the once-great football program. But head...
  • Music: Feature
    In February, the Black Eyed Peas performed during Super Bowl XLV. It was the most-watched program in the history of American television. An average of 111 million U.S. viewers witnessed the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Believe it or not, there once was a time when the Miami Dolphins ruled all the football-playing land. And there was no bitterer rival than those damn Buffalo Bills. It was a time when Dan...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    In 2007, the Miami Dolphins brain trust used its second-round draft pick to select unknown QB John Beck out of that perennial quarterback factory, Brigham Young University. Undersize,...
  • Crossfade: Talking Shit
    The Miami Dolphins may not have any victories this season, but they certainly have a sense of humor. They're letting Jan from The Office sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this Sunday's loss...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    With Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’s continued misguided attempts to bring people to games by doing everything but putting a competitive team on the field comes his latest...
  • Crossfade: Show Announcements
    Three days after Fergie's Miami Dolphins embarrass themselves by losing to the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium, the pee-pee-pants pop star will join her Black Eyed Peas bros, will.i.am,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Sun Life Stadium will host soccer, the world’s game, this Saturday night. But Sunday, Caribbean soca will pump through the stadium and even along the streets of Miami Gardens. For the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Jürgen Klinsmann was always too Hollywood for Europe. The German goal-scoring machine led Germany to the 1990 World Cup. But despite his distinguished career in international soccer,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    If you truly don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, will Florida Marlins fans, basking in the air conditioning of the team’s new stadium, suddenly realize how good...
  • Crossfade: Pop Gossip
    In the latest installment of the tawdry superscandal surrounding the simultaneous breakups of long-time celebrity couples Will Smith and Jada Pinkett (maybe not splitting), and Marc Anthony...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    It's bad enough the Miami Dolphins are mired in a giant shit sack of mediocrity year after year. But the dudes who decide who plays whom in the NFL have also decided to dookie all over our...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Two iconic college football programs tainted and shamed after their most scandalous off-seasons will face each other early in the season. Who will win when the University of Miami takes on...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Wyclef Jean Sun Life Stadium September 3, 2011 Better Than: Being president of Haiti. Or at least, that's what Wyclef tells himself. The last Super Saturday concert I went to after a...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Sometimes the best move is not making a move at all. Apparently, that’s what the Miami Dolphins think about bringing in a new quarterback, even though the position has been a gaping...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Wyclef Jean is a true Renaissance man. His career started with the Fugees. Think about that fact — one of the most original, distinct collective voices in hip-hop was only the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Historically speaking, baseball is colored by its division races. For the Florida Marlins and the New York Mets, a division championship is far out of reach. Instead, they're in a dogfight...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The Florida Marlins are out of baseball's playoff race and have been for more than two months. What's left for the rest of the season? Well, outfielder Mike Stanton might hit the most homers...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Good luck finding two football teams with more misplaced arrogance than the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys, once America's team, wear a big star on their helmets as if to...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    It has been a disappointing season for the Florida Marlins, a team that started out blazing hot, then had a historically awful month, then picked it up once more, only to peter out and limp,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Chad Henne was supposed to be the Miami Dolphins savior. The former Wolverine, whose pedigree was as strong as, if not stronger than, Tom Brady's coming out of college, had all the tools and...
  • Riptide 2.0: Sports
    We were part of the raucous record crowd of 70,080 that was in attendance at last night's Herbalife World Football Challenge soccer match between FC Barcelona and Chivas Guadalajara at Sun...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Wyclef Jean is a true renaissance man. His career started with The Fugees. Just think about that fact -- one of the most original, distinct collective voices in hip-hop was only the...
  • Cultist: Sports
    If you never understood soccer -- what with its low scoring and insistence on using your feet instead of hands -- but are open enough to admit that there may be something to a sport that the...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Wanna go hang out with Tom Cruise, the Rock of Ages crew, and thousands of sweaty, unpaid extras? Perfect. 'Cause today at 1 p.m., the New Line Cinema movie musical is hosting a "concert"...
  • Crossfade: Q&A
    David Cassidy beats Bieber in any sort of teen dream competition, even today. Like, today's Cassidy versus today's Bieber. Sorry, Biebz, but Cassidy's cuter. His feathered hair is better...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    In December 2007, the Florida Marlins traded superstar slugger Miguel Cabrera to the Detroit Tigers for a package centered on two major prospects: Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller. After...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    When the Florida Marlins went to Texas to face the Houston Astros on April 8, they arrived with a record of 3-3. They left three days later with 5-4 and went on to win 11 of their next 15...
  • Crossfade: Video
    Read Crossfade's full review of U2's 360° Tour at Sun Life Stadium. A week and a half ago, Bruce Springsteen's buddy and E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons died in a Palm Beach...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    See the full 32-photo U2 at Sun Life Stadium slideshow. U2's 360° Tour With Florence and the Machine Sun Life Stadium Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Better Than: The Black Eyed Peas at the 45th...
  • Crossfade: Video
    Read Crossfade's full review of U2's 360° Tour at Sun Life Stadium. Did you think the only things keeping Bono and The Edge busy these days were the careful monotoring of their Metamucil...
  • Music: Feature
    According to the Emerald Isle's Central Statistics Office, the average Irish male can expect to prowl Planet Earth for about 76 years, nine months, and 18 days. Do you know what that means?...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Most of mainstream America’s exposure to custom cars begins and ends at MTV’s Pimp My Ride, in which the easily excitable Xzibit and a crew of mechanics upgrade junky cars with...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Baseball and Fourth of July are classic slices of an Americana summer, at least in places without 90 percent humidity. When the Florida Marlins take on the Philadelphia Phillies on...
  • Crossfade: Lists
    According to the Emerald Isle's Central Statistics Office, the average Irish male can expect to prowl around Planet Earth for about 76 years, 9 months, and 18 days. Do you know what that...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    According to the Emerald Isle’s Central Statistics Office, the average Irish male can expect to prowl around Planet Earth for about 76 years, 9 months, and 18 days. Do you know what...
  • Crossfade: News
    Do you love U2 so much that you've been seized by sweaty nightmares of getting stuck outside Sun Life Stadium's gates on the evening of June 29, ticketless and tearful? Well, Bono heard your...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Teams in baseball’s National League never played those in the American League, and vice versa, with the exception of the World Series. But in 1997, in an effort to drum up excitement,...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Think it's kinda redonkulous that the Dirty South's king of cartoon rap, Ludacris, has been tapped to host the afterparty for a classy Saturday night with the Florida Marlins, Arizona...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    Think it's kinda redonkulous that the Dirty South's king of cartoon rap, Ludacris, has been tapped to host the afterparty for a classy Saturday night with the Florida Marlins, Arizona...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    When a baseball franchise with tight pockets is on the verge of losing a star player to a team with brighter lights and bigger checks, it has two options: Trade the player for a bundle of...
  • Crossfade: Talking Shit
    It's Saturday night. The Marlins just smacked the hell out of the Nationals. And now you need autotune. And lots of it. Luckily, Teddy Paine is in the building. His Cash Money buddy Jay...
  • Short Order: Food
    Update: Bob Pascal, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Centerplate, confirmed to us that low attendance does affect how many different types of food get sold."The attendance on that...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    See the full 22-photo Jazz in the Gardens slideshow. Jazz in the Gardens With Ms. Lauryn Hill, Charlie Wilson, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Al Jarreau, Layla Hathaway, and...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Right now, if we were to play a game of pop-culture free association beginning with the ever-infamous name Bobby Brown, our minds would probably wander off in the following direction:...
  • Crossfade: Interviews
    Right now, if we were to play a game of pop-culture free association beginning with the ever-infamous name Bobby Brown, our minds would probably wander off in the following direction:...
  • Crossfade: News
    Last month, Crossfade reported the massive news that Ms. Lauryn Hill would be headlining the two-day Jazz in the Gardens festival at Sun Life Stadium -- and only a few months after the...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    The Goo Goo DollsThe Orange Bowl at Sun Life StadiumMonday, January 3Better than: Watching Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath host an episode of Don't Forget the Lyrics.It's been a long time since...
  • Crossfade: Heads Up
    It was billed as a "private" performance. But unless you're one of those rule-watching wimps with way too much respect for authority, you snuck onto the University of Miami campus to see...
  • News:
    When the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders take the field during home games, men take notice. But one lady is watching particularly closely. Her name is Emily Newton. The Fort Worth native is...
  • Riptide 2.0: Sports
    When Darius Rucker sang the line, "I'm such a baby 'cause the Dolphins make me cry," on Hootie & the Blowfish's 1995 breakthrough song, "Only Wanna Be With You," he may have been...
  • Crossfade: Last Night
    Juliette LewisSpecial Guest Joe PerrySun Life Stadium, Miami Dolphins TailgateThursday, November 18, 2010Better Than: The DolphinsLast night, the Miami Dolphins lost--the Bears shut them...
  • Crossfade: Concert Preview
    The Miami Dolphins are on fire, y'all. A win against da Bears on Thursday night will make two-in-a-row for the team, tying their season-high win streak for the first time since beating the...
  • Crossfade: News
    When middle-aged rock stars start breaking their backs like Bono, it's hard not to wonder whether fans should request a mandatory retirement cutoff for all arena-level entertainers. But...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Disown him all you want, but if you're between the ages of 35 and 50, Steve Miller was your high school soundtrack. Roll up the windows if "Rockin' Me Baby" comes on as you cross the city's...
  • Short Order: Health Hazard
    ESPN's Outside the Lines has collected health department inspection reports for food and beverage vendors at 107 MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL sports arenas in the United States and Canada. Each...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The band has been gigging 14 years and never played Miami? Of a Revolution fans, rejoice! The Marlins are bringing the band down for a postgame Super Saturday concert. After the Fish trounce...
  • Short Order: Chef Interviews
    No longer any need to rush out to Sun Life Stadium for the delicious food behind the concession stands. Centerplate executive chef Orlando Morales, with whom we just completed a...
  • Short Order: Chef Interviews
    In part one of yesterday's interview with Centerplate Sun Life Stadium Executive Chef Orlando Morales, we went over some of the logistics of providing food to tens of thousands of hungry...
  • Short Order: Chef Interviews
    I recently poked fun at a perceived lack of improvements in Centerplate's concession stand food at Sun Life Stadium. In spite of this, Sun Life's executive chef Orlando R. Morales was good...
  • Music: Show Preview
    At press time, there were still a few really good seats available for Paul McCartney's upcoming Sun Life Stadium concert, though tickets will set you back the equivalent of a Namibian family...

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