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Report: ‘Hard Rock Stadium’ will house the Miami Dolphins, Hurricanes

Seminole Hard Rock has reportedly won naming rights

The Miami Dolphins (and Miami Hurricanes) will play in "Hard Rock Stadium" this fall with Hard Rock International being awarded the naming rights, according to local sports radio host Andy Slater, who says the team will announce the news tomorrow.

The deal will stretch at least 12 years, reports the Miami Herald.

The stadium is still undergoing the finishing touches of a $500-million renovation as football season rapidly approaches. It was tentatively named New Miami Stadium after Sun Life Financial’s naming rights deal expired after last season, several months before Miami won the right to host Super Bowl LIV in 2020.

Although there was some doubt renovations would finish in time, the Dolphins have repeatedly made assurances it's on schedule and will be ready by August 25, when the team will host the Atlanta Falcons for a preseason game. The Hurricanes open their season at home on September 3 against Florida A&M.

This will be its ninth name since opening as Joe Robbie Stadium in 1987 if you’re counting New Miami Stadium.