Author Archives: Vince Pannozzo
The annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo brought to you by Walgreens comes to Sun Life Stadium this Saturday, January 25th. This year’s walk starts on the field before going out and around the stadium and finishing in the Grand Plaza, where there will be fun activities and entertainment for the entire family. Those who are looking to participate in the event have the opportunity to start or join a team to help raise funds for this great cause.
The 2nd Annual Miami Beer Festival comes to Sun Life Stadium for the first time on Saturday, February 1st. The Miami Beer Festival will be held on the field and will feature more than 50 breweries from across the nation including; Sweetwater (Atlanta, Ga), Breckenridge (Denver, CO), Goose Island (Chicago, Il) and Green Flash (San Diego, CA). In addition to the national breweries, many local favorites will be in attendance including Funky Buddha Brewery, the Wynwood Brewing Company and Due South Brewing.
The 4th Annual Miami Dolphins Miami Dade-Broward All-Star Game, presented by Under Armour and hosted by the Greater Miami Athletic Conference (GMAC) and the Broward County Athletic Association, will be held at Sun Life Stadium tonight. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30. Admission to tonight’s game is $12 and tickets will be available for purchase at the stadium box office. Important times for tonight’s game: Parking Lots Open – 6:00 pm Stadium Gates Open – 6:30 pm Kickoff – 7:30 pm Please remember that the new NFL Bag Policy will be in effect for the game.
The Clemson Tigers and Ohio State Buckeyes will meet in the Discover Orange Bowl on January 3, 2014. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 pm. Important times for the Discover Orange Bowl: 9:00 AM – RV Parking Lot Opens 12:00 PM – General Will Call Opens 1:00 PM – Parking Lots 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 & 13 Open 1:30 PM – Bud Light Game Day Fan Zone Opens 3:00 PM – All remaining Parking Lots Open 6:00 PM – Stadium Gates Open 8:30 PM – Kickoff Will Call Locations: General Public Will Call: - Gate H - Opens at noon Media Will Call: - Located at the Media Compound on the Plaza Level at Gate H - Opens at 4:00 pm University General Will Call: - Clemson – Gate B - Ohio State – Gate F University Player Pass Gates: - Clemson – Gate B - Opens at 6:00 pm - Ohio State – Gate F - Opens at 6:00 pm Bud Light Orange Bowl Game Day Fan Zone Featuring the XBOX One Tailgaming Experience Time: 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Gate G Parking Lot Tickets: $20 The Bud Light Orange Bowl Game Day Fan Zone is the ultimate tailgating experience featuring live musical performances, interactive games, sports memorabilia, food and drinks, and appearances from the Clemson Tigers and Ohio State Buckeyes bands and spirit squads.
In dramatic fashion, the Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 24-20 in front of a packed house on December 15th to earn the No. 1 Moment at Sun Life Stadium in 2013. Down 20-17 late in the game, quarterback Ryan Tannehil drove the Dolphins down the field in under three minutes, over the course of nine plays, capping off the drive with a 14-yard touchdown pass to running back Marcus Thigpen to go ahead 24-20. Tannehill finished the day with 312 yards passing, completing 25 of 37 passes for three touchdowns.
On January 7, 2013 before a crowd of 80,120, the second ranked Alabama Crimson Tide dismantled the top ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish by a score of 42-14 to secure their second straight national title and their third in four years. The game earned the No. 2 spot on the Top 10 Moments at Sun Life Stadium in 2013. In the highly anticipated matchup, the Crimson Tide bolted out to 28-0 first half lead and never looked back. Alabama’s outstanding performance was led by running back Eddie Lacy and quarterback AJ McCarron.
It was lights out on Halloween night at Sun Life Stadium. The Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals game earns the No. 3 spot on the Top 10 Moments at Sun Life Stadium in 2013. The Thursday night game started by turning the lights off at Sun Life Stadium, with an electric player introduction through smoke and fireworks, accompanied by a special cheerleader Halloween performance. The excitement extended on to the field of play as the Bengals and Dolphins battled to a 20-20 tie to end regulation.