AV-systems renovation began in 2015 with the goal of hosting the Big Game
Super Bowl LIV at the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium in early February might have seemed the outcome of a few feverishly busy weeks, as the venue expanded its audio and other systems to accommodate the event. In reality, however, the stadium started on this mission more than five years earlier: while the venue was preparing to update its AVL systems ahead of the 2016-17 NFL season, the ambition was to host a Super Bowl event in the near future, two years before the league announced its choice for the 2020 game’s site.
The $350 million stadium renovation began in January 2015 and included videoboards in each corner of the stadium, additional VIP suites, and an open-air canopy over the main seating areas, as well as a new sound system and video-control room.
A $350 million renovation five years ago gave Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium a new sound system and video-control room, as well as luxe features.
The new design, by architect HOK, was a preview of the next generation of luxe features that the NFL was pursuing. Among those features are 50 four-seat pods that were installed in the lower bowl and the south end zone and offer a living-room arrangement, with premium furniture and television screens that show the NFL RedZone channel and NFL programming.
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