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Dolphin Stadium



Location 2269 Dan Marino Boulevard
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Broke ground December 1, 1985
Opened August 16, 1987
Owner H. Wayne Huizenga
Surface Grass
Construction cost $115 million
Architect HOK Sport
Former names
Dolphin Stadium (1987)
Joe Robbie Stadium (1987-1996)
Pro Player Park (1996)
Pro Player Stadium (1996-2005)
Dolphins Stadium (2005-2006)
Dolphin Stadium (2006-present)
Tenants
Miami Dolphins (NFL) (1987-present)
Florida Marlins (MLB) (1993-present)
Florida Atlantic Owls (NCAA) (2001-2002)
FedEx Orange Bowl (1996-1998), (2000-present)
Blockbuster/Carquest/MicronPC Bowl/Champs Sports Bowl (1990-2000)
Capacity
47,662 (1993 Baseball)
42,531 (2001 Baseball)
36,531 (2003 Baseball)
36,331 (2006 Baseball)
74,916 (Football)
74,916 (Soccer)
Dimensions
Left Field - 330 ft
Left-Center - 361 ft
Center Field - 434 ft
Right-Center - 361 ft
Right Field - 345 ft
Backstop - 58 ft

Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Stadium[1], Pro Player Park, and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. The stadium serves as host to both the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Marlins. Image File history File links DolphinStadiumLogo150. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x722, 1093 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dolphin Stadium ... Location of Miami Gardens in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5 42 (neither for a Marlins player) Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) also known as Dolphins Stadium (2005-2006) also known as Pro Player Stadium (1996-2004) also known as...


Since its construction, there have been four Super Bowls (XXIII, XXIX, XXXIII, XLI) and two World Series ('97 and '03) played in the stadium. The stadium will serve as host for Super Bowl XLIV in 2010. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... Date January 31, 1999 Stadium Pro Player Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP John Elway, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 7 1/2 National anthem Cher Coin toss Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Frank Gifford, Roosevelt Brown, Don Maynard, Sam Huff, Tom Landry Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 7[1] National anthem Billy Joel, ASL performed by Marlee Matlin Coin toss Dan Marino and Norma Hunt[2] Referee Tony Corrente[3] Halftime show Prince and the Florida A&M University... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... Super Bowl XLIV will be the 44th Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Contents

Stadium history

Dolphin Stadium was the first of its kind to be constructed entirely with private funds. Joe Robbie led the financing campaign to build Joe Robbie Stadium (JRS) for the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. JRS revolutionized the economics of professional sports when it opened in 1987. Inclusion of a Club Level, along with Executive Suites, helped to finance the construction of the stadium. Season ticket holders committed to long term agreements and in return they received first-class amenities in a state-of-the-art facility which is still used as a model for new facilities across the country. Joseph Joe Robbie (July 7, 1916 - January 7, 1990) was an American lawyer and entrepreneur. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The stadium was designed at Joe Robbie's request to have a wider than normal playing field in order to accommodate soccer and to serve as the home of a potential Major League Baseball franchise in South Florida. Because of this design decision, the first row of seats is 90 feet from the sideline in a football configuration, considerably more distant than the first row of seats in most football stadiums (the closest seats at the new Soldier Field, for instance, are 55 feet from the sideline at the 50-yard line). While the decision to employ a wider playing field resulted in a National League expansion franchise for Miami (see below), it resulted in a less intimate venue for football when compared to other contemporary football facilities. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ... Soldier Field is located on famous Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently home to the NFLs Chicago Bears. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5 42 (neither for a Marlins player) Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) also known as Dolphins Stadium (2005-2006) also known as Pro Player Stadium (1996-2004) also known as...


In 1990, H. Wayne Huizenga, then Chairman of the Board and CEO of Blockbuster Video and Huizenga Holdings Inc., agreed to purchase fifty percent of Joe Robbie Stadium and became the point man in the drive to bring Major League Baseball to South Florida. That effort was rewarded in July 1991, when South Florida was awarded a National League expansion franchise. On January 24, 1994, Huizenga acquired the remaining fifty percent of the stadium to give him 100% ownership. Since 1991, several million dollars have been spent to upgrade and renovate the stadium. 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harry Wayne Huizenga (born on December 29, 1937) is an American who has built several companies into multi-billion dollar enterprises, mostly through an aggressive process of acquisitions. ... A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or Chief Executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer, administrator, corporate administrator, executive, or executive officer, in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization or agency. ... Blockbuster Inc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The stadium has been home to the Miami Dolphins since 1987 and to the Florida Marlins since 1993. However, stadium management has indicated that the Marlins must find a new venue by the end of their current lease. It has been the site of the FedEx Orange Bowl game since 1996, except for the January 1999 contest between Florida and Syracuse, which had to be moved due to a conflict with a Dolphins playoff game. Dolphin Stadium has played host to four Super Bowls in 1989, 1995, 1999, and 2007, with another scheduled in 2010, two World Series (1997 and 2003), and numerous concerts, featuring entertainers such as U2, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Billy Joel, Chicago, Genesis, Gloria Estefan, Guns N' Roses, The Who, Hall & Oates, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, and The Three Tenors. City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins, The Fish Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5 42 (neither for a Marlins player) Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) also known as Dolphins Stadium (2005-2006) also known as Pro Player Stadium (1996-2004) also known as... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in Miami, Florida. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 7[1] National anthem Billy Joel, ASL performed by Marlee Matlin Coin toss Dan Marino and Norma Hunt[2] Referee Tony Corrente[3] Halftime show Prince and the Florida A&M University... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for its psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York) is an American singer, pianist, and songwriter. ... Chicago is a rock band that was formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. ... Genesis is a Grammy Award-winning English progressive rock band who formed in 1967. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American singer and songwriter. ... Guns N Roses are an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in March 1985. ... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] rock bands of all time, in addition to being possibly the greatest live band ever. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a British rock singer who was a member of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces before embarking on a solo career. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. ... album cover of the 1990 concert in Rome left-right Domingo,Carreras, Mehta, Pavarotti The Three Tenors is a name given to collabarative concerts of the three operatic tenors Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti. ...


Other events held at Dolphin Stadium have included international soccer matches, Monster Truck shows, Hoop-It-Up Basketball, RV and Boat Shows, the UniverSoul Circus, and Australian rules football exhibition matches and numerous trade shows. The Stadium also plays host to the yearly Shula Bowl, a game played between Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University, only when FAU hosts the game (FIU hosts the game at their own stadium, FIU Stadium, every other year). In 2006, Dolphin Stadium will host the high school football state championships, sanctioned by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). The Big Men Fly - high marking is a key skill and spectator attribute of Aussie Rules Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the most important skill in Aussie Rules Footy Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy... The Shula Bowl is a yearly college football game between FAU and FIU. The games winner receives a traveling trophy, named the Don Shula Award, for a year. ... Florida Atlantic University, also commonly referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a coeducational state university located in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. The university has six additional satellite campuses in Florida; located in the cities of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Port St. ... Florida International University (FIU) is a major state-run university located in Miami, Florida, well-known for its business, hospitality management, creative writing, architecture, and engineering programs. ... FIU Stadium is a stadium located at the University Park campus of Florida International University in Miami, Florida. ... The Florida High School Athletic Association or FHSAA is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), which is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ...


Dolphin Stadium has been home to many commercials and feature films as well, including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and the football-themed movie, Any Given Sunday, starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx. Ace Ventura, Pet Detective is a 1994 wacky comedy movie, directed by Tom Shadyac. ... Any Given Sunday is a 1999 film directed by Oliver Stone starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, John C. McGinley, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly, Bill Bellamy, Lela Rochon, Elizabeth Berkley, and WWE wrestler Marty Wright (also known as... Alfredo James Al Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas), is an American Oscar-winning actor, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling R&B singer, pianist, and comedian. ...


Renovations for the Florida Marlins

Behind the scenes, the facility underwent $10 million in renovations to accommodate Major League Baseball and the Florida Marlins before the 1993 season. The conversion included the installation of retractable seating on the north side of the stadium (with the stands that were removed installed as seating at the Dolphins training camp facility), the construction of the baseball press box in the southwest corner of the facility, the building of the baseball dugouts, the addition of 660 new lights for suitable night play and the installation of a hydraulic disappearing pitcher's mound. The stadium also features a synthetic warning track designed to absorb water. At the time, the only other facility to feature this type of track was Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. The renovation also included the construction of the Florida Marlins clubhouse and other amenities to accommodate baseball at the stadium. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland ( ), which was constructed to replace the aging Memorial Stadium. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4,5,8,20,22,33 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ...


The stadium's capacity for baseball was reduced to just over 47,600 seats. Even without the Marlins' desire for a more intimate atmosphere, most of the upper-deck outfield seats would have been terrible[citation needed]. The stadium's baseball capacity has been reduced even further in recent years, and it now seats just over 36,500. However, for the two times (1997 and 2003) the stadium has hosted the World Series, the 400 section in the outfield was uncovered, giving the Marlins an average attendance of over 66,000 for those seven home games. For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


Because of the need to fit a football field in the stadium, the field of play is larger than in most other new baseball stadiums. The 33-foot tall left field fence, nicknamed the "Teal Tower" further limits the ability of players to hit home runs. Foul territory is also fairly large in comparison with most new stadiums. In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on...


Since winning the World Series in 1997, Marlins' management has regularly argued that the stadium is insufficient to host a MLB team on a regular basis, largely due to the fact that current team management does not own any part of Dolphin Stadium (owned by Huizenga), and therefore are not able to take in any money from parking, concessions or the like. The Marlins also ran into problems during the 2003 World Series when the turf conversion between the Marlins and Dolphins games provided an unsteady playing surface for football. Also, most believe a retractable dome is needed to prevent rain-outs. The stadium did not prevent the team from winning a second world championship in 2003, however.


On the field, the stadium is equipped with a Prescription Athletic Turf (PAT) system which provides draining for its natural grass. At a cost of $1 million, the system ensures a firm, dry playing surface within half an hour's time after as much as a three inches per hour rain fall.


Stadium naming rights

On August 26, 1996, Pro Player, the sports apparel division of Fruit of the Loom, sponsored the renaming of Joe Robbie Stadium as Pro Player Stadium. Pro Player, which specialized in licensed sports apparel, became the first sports marketing and products company to entitle a stadium or arena with their ten year, $20 million deal. This sparked a controversy in South Florida, as Joe Robbie had spent millions out of his own pocket after the city and the state refused to fund a new stadium for the Dolphins and many Miamians believed his name should remain on the stadium. Many people, including Florida-based sportscaster Hank Goldberg refer to it as "The Stadium Formerly Known as Joe Robbie" out of protest of the name. Pro Player filed for bankruptcy in 1999, but the name remained until 2005. August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Fruit of the Loom Guys. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... Hank Goldberg is a radio and television personality based in Miami, Florida, USA. Goldberg is the host of a morning show on 560 WQAM radio in Miami, which airs from 7 to 10 am weekdays. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2006 renovations

On January 10 of that year, Huizenga announced a $300 million 3 phase renovation of Dolphins Stadium to add luxury suites, and additional parking. Daktronics has installed one of the largest HDTV-ready video system in the United States in both end zones that were completed by the Marlins' home opener on April 11, 2006 as well as the world's longest full-color ribbon boards which was completed in July of that year. January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Daktronicsucks NASDAQ: DAKT is an American manufacturer of electronic signage, most notably sports scoreboards, based in Brookings, South Dakota. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


On April 5, 2006, it was reported in both The Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that on April 8, 2006, the "s" would be dropped from the stadium name and revert back to the original "Dolphin Stadium" name along with a new logo. This renaming is part of a national branding campaign that concluded with Super Bowl XLI on February 4, 2007. April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company. ... The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel is the main daily newspaper of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and all of Broward County. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 7[1] National anthem Billy Joel, ASL performed by Marlee Matlin Coin toss Dan Marino and Norma Hunt[2] Referee Tony Corrente[3] Halftime show Prince and the Florida A&M University... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


As part of the renovations the Marlins will be forced to vacate the stadium after the 2010 season when their lease expires so that Phase II of the renovations may commence.


Relevant facts

  • Seating
    • Baseball - 36,500 (typical)
    • Football - 76,500 (typical)
    • Maximum - 78,000
  • Football Press - 30 (seats Booth A) plus 11 radio/tv booths
  • Baseball Press - 75 plus 9 radio/tv booths
  • Gates - 8
  • Ramps - 8 (25 feet wide, 2 each corner)
  • Escalators - 8 (2 each corner)
  • Elevators - 13 (7 club level, 2 service/emergency, 2 press, 1 office, 1 freight)
  • Parking
    • 25,000 cars, 171 buses, 90 RV's, 84 limousines, 262 disabled spaces, 1 helipad
  • Overall Size - 648 feet x 736 feet
  • PAT - 128,000 sq. feet
  • Concessions - 40 stands, 220 service lines (1 TV monitor per stand)
  • Restrooms - 40 men, 40 women
  • Locker Rooms - 4 (60 lockers per room)
  • Field Surface - Prescription Athletic Turf (Natural Grass)
  • Scoreboards - Recently changed in the 2006 season with installation of new HD scoreboards
    • Right field/East end zone - 56 ft high x 142 ft long, Color Board 50 feet high x 140 feet long
    • 3rd Base/West end zone - 54 ft high x 104 ft long, Color Board 50 ft high x 100 feet long
    • Baseball Scoreboard - 32 ft 6 in high x 202 ft long, clock is 14 ft 2 in wide x 14 ft high
    • Fascia Display - 2,105 feet long x 48 inches high

For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Relative location

Miami redirects here. ... Nickname: Venice of America Location of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. ... Aerial view of the Orange Bowl The Orange Bowl Stadium is a stadium in the City of Miami, Florida, near downtown Miami, Florida. ... Calder Race Course is a horse racetrack in Miami Gardens, Florida in the United States. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

References

  1. ^ Pro Player Stadium

External links

  • Official site
Preceded by
Orange Bowl
1966-1986
Home of the
Miami Dolphins

1987-present
Succeeded by
Current
Preceded by
first ballpark
Home of the
Florida Marlins

1993- 2010
Succeeded by
Current

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AT&T Park | Busch Stadium | Chase Field | Citizens Bank Park | Coors Field | Dodger Stadium | Dolphin Stadium | Great American Ball Park | Miller Park | Minute Maid Park | PETCO Park | PNC Park | RFK Memorial Stadium | Shea Stadium | Turner Field | Wrigley Field Ameriquest Field | Angel Stadium of Anaheim | Comerica Park | Fenway Park | Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome | Jacobs Field | Kauffman Stadium | McAfee Coliseum | Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Rogers Centre | Safeco Field | Tropicana Field | U.S. Cellular Field | Yankee Stadium


This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... AT&T Park (formerly SBC Park and Pacific Bell Park) is an open-air baseball stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants of the National League. ... Busch Stadium (also referred to informally as New Busch Stadium or Busch Stadium III) is the new home for the St. ... Chase Field, also known as The BOB (after its original name, Bank One Ballpark), is a stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Citizens Bank Park is a 43,500-seat baseball-only stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that opened on April 3, 2004 and hosted its first regular season baseball game on April 12. ... Coors Field, located in Denver, Colorado is the home field of the National Leagues Colorado Rockies. ... Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California at Chávez Ravine. ... Great American Ball Park is the home of Major League Baseballs Cincinnati Reds. ... Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Minute Maid Park (formerly Enron Field and Astros Field) is a baseball stadium in Houston, Texas that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros. ... PETCO Park is an open-air stadium in downtown San Diego, California. ... PNC Park is a baseball stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium (or just RFK), is a professional sports stadium in the United States. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... Turner Field is a baseball stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. ... For the former minor league baseball park, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Ameriquest Field in Arlington is a baseball stadium located in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ... Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California, and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Fenway redirects here. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Jacobs Field (informally called The Jake) is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. ... Kauffman Stadium (formerly Royals Stadium) is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, and home to the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ... McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California, United States that is used for football and baseball games. ... Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland ( ), which was constructed to replace the aging Memorial Stadium. ... Rogers Centre, formerly known as (and often still unofficially called) SkyDome, [1] is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ... Safeco Field, sometimes simply referred to as Safeco for short or even The Safe, is the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club. ... Tropicana Field is a domed stadium in St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ...

Current Stadiums of the National Football League
American Football Conference National Football Conference
Arrowhead Stadium | Cleveland Browns Stadium | Dolphin Stadium | Giants Stadium | Gillette Stadium | Heinz Field | INVESCO Field at Mile High | Jacksonville Municipal Stadium | LP Field | M&T Bank Stadium | McAfee Coliseum | Paul Brown Stadium | Qualcomm Stadium | Ralph Wilson Stadium | RCA Dome | Reliant Stadium Bank of America Stadium | Edward Jones Dome | FedExField | Ford Field | Georgia Dome | Giants Stadium | Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome | Lambeau Field | Lincoln Financial Field | Louisiana Superdome | Monster Park | Qwest Field | Raymond James Stadium | Soldier Field | Texas Stadium | University of Phoenix Stadium

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Pro Player Stadium - definition of Pro Player Stadium in Encyclopedia (331 words)
Pro Player Stadium (originally named Joe Robbie Stadium) is an American football and baseball stadium in Miami, Florida.
Pro Player, a division of the Fruit of the Loom clothing company, bought the naming rights in 1996.
The stadium underwent a $10 million renovation before the 1993 season so that what was previously an American football stadium would be able to host baseball games.
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Dolphins Stadium (originally named Dolphin Stadium, later named Joe Robbie Stadium and then briefly Pro Player Park before becoming Pro Player Stadium, and now back to being named for the team, this time as Dolphins Stadium) is an American football and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida (a suburb of Miami incorporated in 2003).
On August 26, 1996, Pro Player, the sports apparel division of Fruit of the Loom, sponsored the renaming of Joe Robbie Stadium as Pro Player Stadium.
Pro Player, which specialized in licensed sports apparel, became the first sports marketing and products company to entitle a stadium or arena with their ten year, $20 million deal.
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