Hard Rock Stadium has a full roster of high caliber events all year round. It is the home of the NFL's Miami Dolphins, the University of Miami Hurricanes and one the most prestigious bowl games in the country, the Orange Bowl.
In the spring tennis fans flock to the brand new state of the art tennis complex for the Miami Open and in May a temporary 19-turn track is home to the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.
Beyond sports, Hard Rock Stadium is a magnificent venue for outdoor concerts, attracting legions of internationally acclaimed performers.
Hard Rock Stadium started as Joe Robbie Stadium in the late 80s, named after the Miami Dolphins' founder, and through the years has been known as Pro Player Stadium, Dolphin Stadium and more recently Sun Life Stadium.
It is located in Miami Gardens, a suburb of Miami about 20 minutes north outside the city and has a capacity of 65,000 seats.
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Hard Rock Stadium Upcoming Events
These are recurring events at Hard Rock Stadium:
- The Miami Dolphins regular season starts in September and runs through early January. The Pre-Season starts in August
- The Miami Hurricanes college season starts in September and runs through November
- The Miami Open (Tennis) takes place in March/April
- The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix in May
- Jazz In The Gardens in March
- The Rolling Loud Festival in May
- The International Champions Cup (Soccer) in July
- The Orange Bowl around New Year's
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Seating Charts and Finding Tickets for Hard Rock Stadium Events
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Hard Rock Stadium Seating Chart for Dolphins and Hurricane Games
Hard Rock Stadium Seating Chart for the Miami Open
Hard Rock Stadium Seating Chart for Concerts
Seating configurations for concerts and other events vary depending on the nature of the event. This is a typical configuration:
Hard Rock Stadium Seating Chart for Soccer Games
Getting To Hard Rock Stadium
Driving To Hard Rock Stadium
Hard Rock Stadium is located about 20 minutes north of downtown Miami in a suburb called Miami Gardens.
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
If you are driving from South Beach or Miami Beach, it will take you anywhere between 30 - 45 minutes depending on the traffic, even though it is only an 18-mile ride, during events traffic tends to be heavier, allow at least an hour and a half so you can park and walk to the venue without rushing.
- From South Beach, Miami Beach or Downtown: I-95 North, to North on the Florida Turnpike, to Exit # 2X (Dolphin Toll Plaza), to Hard Rock Stadium
- From the Airport, South Miami, Doral: North on the Palmetto Expressway (Route 826) to NW 27th Avenue (Route 817), proceed North on NW 27th Avenue to NW 199th Street (Dan Marino Boulevard), turn right at NW 199th Street to Hard Rock Stadium.
There is plenty of parking at Hard Rock Stadium, but it doesn't come cheap. See Parking below.
With UBER / LYFT / Taxis
If you don't have a car or prefer not to drive, UBER, Lyft and taxis are an option. There are designated pick up and drop off areas for Taxis at Gate 4 and Uber/Lyft and rideshares at Lot 22. UBER from South Beach costs about $40 - $60 and dropping off is generally no problem but the pick up after the event to get home is a different story altogether.
The pick up points will be bursting with tons of people waiting for their rides, it is quite chaotic, waiting times of 2 hours or more for your ride to show up are not unusual. On top of that, the surge pricing will very likely kick in as the demand for rides increases.
With Public Transportation
Unfortunately public transportation options in Miami are not quite as convenient as in other major cities, and getting to Hard Rock Stadium using public transport (city buses) is a bit limited. The easiest is with MetroBus 297 which runs only during game days and connects with the Metrorail system.
MetroBus Route 297 leaves from the Earlington Heights MetroMover Station which also has a Parking Garage, heads north on 27th Avenue where there are a handful of stops as well (but beware, buses might be running full by the time they reach these stops, so it is better to take it from the Earlington Heights Station).
It brings you and picks you up after the game/event at the Bus Lot at Hard Rock Stadium Bay 2 or 3.
MetroBus Fare is $2.25 each way. More info MetroBus 297.
Other MetroRail Stations with parking garages where you can park and connect to Earlington Heights (Parking at Metromover Stations is $4.50):
- Dadeland South
- Dadeland North
- South Miami
- Martin Luther King Jr. *
- Santa Clara
- Brownsville *
* MetroBus 297 stops here.
MetroRail transfer fare is only $0.60 but can only be paid with EASY Pay 1-Day Pass or an EASY Card or EASY Ticket. Easiest option is to download the free Easy Pay Mobile App, you can buy a 1-day transit pass $5.65, pay for MetroRail parking $4.50, and plan your ride using the Trip Planner feature.
Parking At Hard Rock Stadium
There is ample parking at Hard Rock Stadium with over 20 lots spanning 140 acres and with a capacity for over 24,000 cars, you should have no problem securing a spot.
There are separate lots for buses, RVs, limos and even a helipad.
The different car lots are color-coded, Maroon, Black, Blue and Orange are "interior" lots and closest to the stadium. Rates at these premium lots start at $50 and run in the $200+.
Yellow lots in the periphery of the stadium are the cheapest with about a 15-minute walk to the Stadium gates. Rates at Yellow lots run anywhere from $25 to $50 depending on event. On Game Day, these are cash lots only, or if you have a Sunpass look for the SunPass Plus logo at the parking gates, SunPass will also save you some money, for Dolphins games you save $15, you must be enrolled on SunPass Plus and have automatic replenishment activated on your account.
Parking reservations can be made in advance and highly recommended for sold out events. Besides the convenience, advanced rates are lower than on Game Day. You can buy General Admission (GA) passes and park anywhere in the selected section or reserve a spot on a specific row.
Reserve your Parking for upcoming events at Hard Rock Stadium:
Miami Events By Month