Miami’s newly renovated Hard Rock Stadium is one of 10 finalists for 2016 Stadium of the Year, an award given to the best new stadium in the world.
Formerly New Miami Stadium and Sun Life Stadium, Hard Rock purchased the naming rights in August just before the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes kicked off their 2016 seasons. Team owner Stephen Ross, chairman and majority owner of The Related Companies, sank around $500 million into the renovations, which included adding a canopy and upgrading to gigantic video boards.
Hard Rock Stadium is the only venue based in the United States to be in the running. Five jurors, stadium architects from different countries, will choose the winner of the annual contest, which started with 29 nominations this year.