I guess that’ll placate Florida sports fans who don’t like getting rained on (if you don’t like getting rained on, why’d you move to Florida again?), and that’s what stadium roofs look like in the 21st century. (Light switch cover impaled on bed of nails? I’m going with that.) The team will also move seats closer to the field (no details, so no idea how this will affect soccer seating), add new scoreboard and “high definition lighting” (?), and improve food services. If that seems like not a lot for $350 million, that’s not Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’s problem, since Florida taxpayers are putting up about $100 million of it, with the NFL kicking in another $200 million via its G-4 stadium funding program.
Or, as SBNation puts it:
The $350 million renovation will be funded entirely out-of-pocket by owner Stephen Ross, with an agreement with Miami-Dade County that it pay the team every time Sun Life hosts a major event.
In related news, SBNation is still trying to figure out whether it’s a collection of fan sites or an actual news organization.