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Dolphins Unveil Initial Renovations To Sun Life Stadium, With More Planned For '16

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

A refurbished Sun Life Stadium is "already beautiful after only one phase of a two- or three-phase reconstruction," according to Armando Salguero of the MIAMI HERALD. What might just "make this new iteration of Sun Life finally feel like a worthy home for the Dolphins is going to be the noise genera...

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