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Wrong title!!![edit]

The stadium's name is DOLPHIN STADIUM, not LANDSHARK STADIUM. Jimmy Buffet's company DID NOT bet a deal with Dolphin Stadium, and he NEVER has! Quit putting junk on wikipedia, because it's NOT TRUE. I live in MIAMI and no one told me about this stupid title of LANDSHARK. Think before you type! -- (talk) 04:44, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

It's official. Just do a simple google search. ( (talk) 21:20, 8 June 2009 (UTC))

Shouldn't the title of the page be changed? The name of the place is Landshark Stadium. Calling the article Dolphin Stadium is as revelent as calling it Joe Robbie. It simply is not the name anymore.DingoateMyBabyyy 14:10, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

A lot of people still call it Joe Robbie stadium for respect to the builder. A lot of people still call it Dolphin Stadium because really there are too many names to keep up with. Personally to this day, If i do any searches, i type in Dolphin Stadium. the stadium can be named after me and I'll still refer it to Dolphin Stadium. {..::M@®©™ ::..} (talk) 02:35, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

"Land Shark" or "Landshark" ?[edit]

What is the new name of this place, exactly?

ESPN (and, although i couldn't find the supporting article ATM) refer to it as "Landshark" :

The beer, to my (and Google's) knowledge is "Landshark Lager"

This is something that should be explored and clarified. Stealth Matrix (talk) 17:27, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Well, just to make it official, now we know - it's one word, but two capital letters."Dolphins' home renamed LandShark Stadium in deal with singer Buffett" [1] SixFourThree (talk) 14:08, 11 May 2009 (UTC)SixFourThree

While the previous sources say "LandShark" or "Landshark", the official website puts it as "Land Shark" (with two words). We should definitely consider moving the article to "Land Shark Stadium". (talk) 17:13, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Soccer at Dolphin Stadium[edit]

  • What soccer games were held at this stadium ? 04:04, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Haiti used it when their country wasn't safe enough to host matches. The Orange Bowl is used as the main Miami soccer venue, but the Hurricanes needed it. BobbyAFC 10:42, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Did the US National team ever play a game here? Nyrmetros 04:28, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
        • Not to my knowledge BobbyAFC 11:55, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
          • I thought I read somewhere that the US National team played a friendly here as a warm up to the '94 World Cup. Nyrmetros 22:05, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
            • the first paragraph describes it as a soccer and lacrosse stadium. then, nowhere in the rest of the article is either sport mentionerd again. this in spite of mention of such irrelevancies as monster trucks. either the mention of these 2 sports should be justified further on, or they should be removed.Toyokuni3 (talk) 16:24, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
              • U.S. soccer plays here to practice against Mexico when the game is at Mexico City. This is to get the players used to the heat, yet not the pollution. Mc134 (talk) 00:38, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Ecuador and Germany did not play here despite the note. Netherlands played the US and Mexico here in 1998. Ohnder (talk) 09:18, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Dolphin or Dolphins Stadium?[edit]

There seems to be a few users that are stating the stadium's name was changed from Dolphins Stadium to Dolphin Stadium. However, I looked for a source including the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins website, and the Dolphins Stadium website. None have mentioned this change yet. Can anyone produce anything? Thanks. Evill72 16:17, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

  • The official Dolphins website says it's Dolphins Stadium. Wahkeenah 01:50, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
    • Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga confirmed that the "s" will be dropped from the stadium name, it was reported in today's Miami Herald.[2] (Please see third article from top) Evill72 13:38, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
      • Once it actually is renamed, feel free to change it. Wahkeenah 02:02, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
        • I agree with Wahkeenah, it should remain the way it is until it is actually changed. Evill72 07:17, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
          • Unless they are going to announce it tomorrow, in which case it might not be worth the effort. But the article cited seemed to be a bit ambiguous about when it was going to actually get renamed. Wahkeenah 16:42, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Until there is an official press release, or when the official web site makes the change, I think it should remain "Dolphins". Zzyzx11 (Talk) 19:11, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
    • I agree. So that should settle it. :) Wahkeenah 21:06, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
      • Disagree. The name will be "Dolphin Stadium" as of Monday (April 10), and the web site will likely change their name ASAP. NoseNuggets 12:45 PM US EDT Apr 7 2006.
  • Actually, I do not really care what the article actually says since it is only a few days. It will eventually be moved to Dolphin Stadium anyway. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 17:02, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
    • If it is absolutely, for sure, for real going to be renamed, then it's probably safe to "jump the gun", with the caveat that the article should say it "occurred" on whatever date, even if that date is a future date. Wahkeenah 17:10, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

As of today, April 8, everything on the website says "Dolphin Stadium". Therefore I'll go ahead and mve the article to that name. -Will Beback 22:04, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Sept1 2006 why are we using a picture of the stadium in baseball format when it is a football stadium65.112.121.29 17:16, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Is the phone number and other contact info really needed?[edit]

Is the phone number and other contact info really needed? Wikipeida is not a phone book. Ponch's Disco 19:58, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Does anyone else think this aerial shot of the stadium looks like a Pentium III? Nature imitating art ;-) --Adzze 22:04, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Hacked Website[edit]

After hearing something along the lines of the Dolphins team and/or stadium website being hacked into, I was thinking that maybe it would be a good idea to, for the time being, take the link off the article until it's fixed. Thoughts? --Rovership27 03:38, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Any Given Sunday at Dolphin Stadium?[edit]

Any Given Sunday was filmed at the Orange Bowl in Miami, not Dolphin Stadium. It is correctly stated on the AGS page. If in doubt, look at the movie, and look for the open East end of the OB. Miami007 02:18, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Joe Robbie stadium or whatever was used for the road games or to put it another way as the home stadium for other teams. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:09, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 05:47, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Accuracy Dispute of BCS National Championship Game Venues[edit]

I am disputing over the venue dates after 2010 over these 4 stadiums as the BCS contract appears to be up in 2010 but the templates go to 2018. The discussion can be seen at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College football#BCS Stadium Templates trough 2018 Sawblade05 (talk to me | my wiki life) 22:09, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Removed. AUTiger » talk 00:26, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Dolphin Stadium/Joe Robbie Stadium[edit]

I recently added info on the renaming of the stadium in 1987 after Joe Robbie from the 2008 Dolphins Media Guide ( The info was removed because it could not be found in the source by another user. In order to avoid an edit war on this I would direct you to p. 14 of the document, which has a timeline of stadium history that mentioned the renaming announcement on April 30, 1987.EC2 (talk) 21:08, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

That's great - what I don't see in that timeline is any indication that the place was named "Joe Robbie Stadium" from 1980-1986, as the infobox claims. The first reference to the stadium's name is this: "May 10, 1984 – Dolphins owner Joe Robbie begins campaign to market Dolphin Stadium executive suites and club seats." I'm going to change the infobox to reflect that - if anyone can verify what it was called before then, please add. SixFourThree (talk) 14:08, 11 May 2009 (UTC)SixFourThree

Buffet's Relationship to Stadium should be clarified[edit]

According to many sources, including , the name of the stadium is Landshark Stadium for this year only, at least currently. This name expires just after the Superbowl in 2010. I think that is an important point to make, and perhaps the article itself should not be renamed but rather have Landshark redirected to the Dolphins Stadium article. My reasoning is that that this name changes is not enduring, and has a relatively short lifetime relative to both the life of the stadium and this article.

Also, the name comes from his beer, and more generally his Margaritaville brand. I'm not one for advertising in articles, but it would help clarify the name name and the ephemeral nature of the renaming.

420ftjesus (talk) 14:15, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

relative location[edit]

this section was removed because it was very original research-y. we have lat/long coordinates, this should be good enough to figure the rest out on your own. riffic (talk) 06:56, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

name change of article dec 2009[edit]

at somepoint the stadium 's name will go back to dolphin stadium or something else but as now it is still land shark stadium. The arguement of common name really is a poor one when it comes to stadiums and arena because often times people continue to use old names or shorten names for stadiums the practice should be to use the official name of the stadium until it is change in this case land shark stadium —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:50, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

list on names[edit]

From the article Here's the stadium's naming chronology:

  • Aug. 16, 1987-Aug. 25, 1996: Joe Robbie Stadium
  • Aug. 26-Sept. 9, 1996: Pro Player Park
  • Sept. 10, 1996-Jan. 9, 2005: Pro Player Stadium
  • Jan. 10, 2005-April 7, 2006: Dolphins Stadium
  • April 8, 2006-May 7, 2009: Dolphin Stadium
  • May 8, 2009-Jan. 5, 2010: Land Shark Stadium
  • Jan. 6, 2010-Jan 19 2010: Dolphin Stadium
  • Jan 20, 2010- Sun Life Stadium

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:16, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

That list is not correct, Land Shark Stadium was ONLY for the MLB Baseball season and NOT NFL Football season. As soon as Baseball ended and the Dolphins started playing there it became "Dolphin Stadium" again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:47, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

sorry you are wrong it was landshark stadium until the 2010 orange bowl18:38, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Sun Life Stadium was called this a few days before Super Bowl 44. It was called Dolphin Stadium for a few weeks before this. Land Shark Stadium was the name during the football season —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mc134 (talkcontribs) 00:46, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
I also read somewhere that it was once called Fruit of the Loom Stadium, {..::M@®©™ ::..} (talk) 02:38, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

[4] another list of name history — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:11, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Stadium Name[edit]

Shouldn't we just call it The Stadium with Owners, who just can't make up their fricken minds on what to call it ?--Subman758 (talk) 01:39, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

I live in the city and it's quite a joke how many names it has had. To be honest i still thought it was Landshark until this very night when I saw a news report calling it Sun Life.My prediction for the next name is the Orange Bowl 2. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DingoateMyBabyyy (talkcontribs) 08:25, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

At least it's not the venue with the most names which would be the current name TD Garden which had over 33 different names. Now I'm sort of glad that the Louisiana Superdome still has the same name since its opening in 1975 but that probably may change by the time Super Bowl XLVII comes around. Night Tracks (talk) 05:33, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Maybe they'll rename it the WhoDatDome, or the Really Big Easy. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 05:45, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

I'm surprised they didn't call it Super Bowl XLIV Stadium or The Stadium That Was Beaten For The Bid To Host WrestleMania XXVII By The Georgia Dome Stadium.----Nascar king 22:08, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Really? I always called it The stadium that everyone doesn't like because of the frickin name changes because it annoys the hell out of everyone because the owners can't make up their minds. ZappaOMati 23:44, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Huh?? "..and Rogers Centre in Toronto, which is a part-time home for the Buffalo.."[edit]

Enough of this conspiracy to infiltrate Wikipedia with all this pro-toronto bias !!

How come you Americans just accept this?! I for one am sick of this insidious effort to ingrain "toronto" into the minds of Americans and the rest of the world, for that matter.

There is this woman from "canada" (deliberate quotes and deliberate lower-case) who is on the Wikipedia Board of Directors who supposedly is plugging for Canada on Wikipedia but in reality all she plugs for constantly is toronto, toronto, toronto !!

She is making Canada out to be some banana-republic --- some lame country with one gigantic metropolis (ie, toronto) surrounded by a million square miles of uncivilized jungle. Fit right in to South America.

So now this stupid article seeks to create some phony level of importance for toronto (again), right in the 2nd paragraph --- even though this Wiki article is supposed to be about Miami !!

To postulate that toronto is somehow in the "big leagues" and even go so far as to pretend that it is an "NFL city" because the hapless Bills play 1 game a year in toronto? (under duress, by the way, and Buffalo fans are not amused by it).

Gimme a break.

As an aside, please, Americans know this: toronto was created by government. 200 years of government fiat, through import tariffs, centralized banking laws, differential freight rates, and secretly preferential government procurement policies -- all aided and abetted by the lack of an effective and regionally based Senate, like the U.S. has -- are why toronto exists. Not economics. So torontonians have no right to pretend that they rank up there with top American cities. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Atikokan (talkcontribs) 06:40, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

You sure seem to be into ranting. I guess you didn't know about the Bills Toronto Series. Besides, people could be interested in knowing about the series. ZappaOMati 03:31, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

WrestleMania attendance not official[edit]

The attendance announced at the event is most likely incorrect. WWE has a history of making up attendance numbers to claim venue records. The official number should be released in the coming weeks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:55, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Wierd sentence in the "Renovations and Configurations" section[edit]

This sentence makes no sense: "In the 1997 World Series, the Marlins played before crowds of over 67,000 fans—the highest postseason attendance figures in MLB history, only exceeded by Cleveland Stadium, home of the Cleveland Indians during the 1948 World Series, old Yankee Stadium prior to its mid 1970s renovation, and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the temporary home of the Los Angeles Dodgers (before Dodger Stadium was opened) in the 1959 World Series."

If the 67,000 figure was exceeded by Cleveland, NY, and Los Angeles, why is the sentence saying it was the "highest postseason attendance figures in MLB history."? That makes no sense. Muskie72 (talk) 18:36, 7 April 2013 (UTC)