The Miami Dolphins have started a massive, $400 million statdium renovation to Sun Life Stadium, an upgrade that will take two years to complete. The first step of this offseason's phase of the upgrades is tearing out all of the old seats throughout the stadium. In their place will be new (and improved) seating.
Does that mean an end to the orange seats throughout the stadium? It sure does, according to team President and CEO Tom Garfinkel:
“@DannyKotok: @TomGarfinkel what will the new seats look like?” >> they will look like this... pic.twitter.com/Rbc4Kzhpas— Tom Garfinkel (@TomGarfinkel) January 14, 2015
From left to right, the picture shows regular seating, club level seats, and suites - and they are all aqua.
It's good news for the stadium, where empty orange seats stood out no matter how many people were at the games. It should be a welcome change to the stadium. The new seating, as well as a change bringing the lower seats 18 feet closer to the sidelines and adding more seating in the lower bowl, while removing seats from the upper bowl, is expected to be completed prior to the start of the 2015 season.