Hard Rock Stadium in Super Bowl rotation will help Miami football recruiting

The announcement earlier this week that Hard Rock Stadium will become part of a more limited Super Bowl rotation will help Miami Football recruiting.

Mark Richt will be able to sell recruits considering the Miami footbaall program on the fact they can play in an NFL stadium that will host the Superbowl, Orange Bowl and College Football Playoff.

The Miami football program played their home games in the Orange Bowl from 1937-2007. They shared the Orange Bowl with the Dolphins from 1966 through 1986.

The Dolphins moved to what is now Hard Rock Stadium in 1987. When the Hurricanes moved to the Rock (Sun Life Stadium) for the 2008 season, the Hurricanes and Dolphins began sharing a stadium once again.

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Dolphins owner Stephen Ross initiated a $500 million upgrade to now Hard Rock Stadium that began in 2014. Hard Rock bought the naming rights in 2016.

The renovations have created a world-class stadium for the Dolphins, Hurricanes, concerts, international soccer games, the Orange Bowl Game and the rotation for the college football playoff and National Championship game plus the Super Bowl.

Head Coach Mark Richt has done an exceptional job upgrading the football program in many ways. The atmosphere at Hard Rock Stadium has become one of the best in the country. Notre Dame players said it was the loudest stadium they have ever played in and ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit said it was the loudest stadium he has ever been in.

That is in addition to Hard Rock Stadium hosting the College Football Playoff semifinals every three years. That could give a player a chance to play in a playoff a game on his home field once or twice during his career playing on the Miami football team. In only his second season, Richt led the Hurricanes to the Orange Bowl.


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