Unlike a lot of other stadiums, there aren't many extras here. There are no phenomenal views of downtown or the ocean. There's no one unique feature that really stands out. What there is, however, is great weather and great sightlines pretty much anywhere you sit.
Food and Drink:
Let's just say it's a good thing parking gates open 4 hours prior. You'll have plenty of time to tailgate so you don't necessarily have to be stuck with the food inside the stadium. It's on the mediocre-side and fairly run-of-the mill. You have some sort of local flavors like a few portable Arepas stands and Emapanadas at a couple Maggie's concessions stands on the lower level. You can find a "Cuban Dog" at any Blaze or Franks stand, but honestly, if you don't have Club Level tickets, you won't be exactly thrilled by the food.
There are a couple of Kosher Stands on the 100 Level. Veggie burgers can be found at any Grille stand, but we found them to be....not great. Boar's Head stands at Sections 107 and 135 aren't too bad.
Club Level ticket holders - you're in luck. You got Cuban Sandwiches, Fajitas, and Steak Churrasco at sections 210 and 238, a Carnegie Deli at section 239, a Gameday Buffet at section 210, and healthy items like Chopped Salads and Fresh Fruit at Sections 213 and 241.
As for drinks, this was one area that won't disappoint no matter where your seats are located. There are Margarita or Mojito stands throughout and there are also Spiritz stands (2 on 100 Level, 4 on 400 Level) selling liquor, wine, and premium beer like Land Shark, Blue Moon, and Yeungling. Most other regular concessions stand will be mostly Budweiser or Miller products. Also check out Landshark Shack near across section 142 to enjoy a large seating area and full bar or the smaller concession stand called RumBar near Gate H near Section 15 for some premium rum mixed drinks.
Be sure to check our interior stadium map for more exact locations for these and other concessions.
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The Stadium and Neighborhood:
No longer playing at the Orange Bowl due to it's destruction to make way for the New Marlins Ballpark, the Hurricanes now share the Dolphins' stadium. We love Miami, but Sun Life Stadium (always Joe Robbie to us) is high on our list of terribly located stadiums. There aren't many places nearby to recommend for happy hour or food. Almost any place worth going requires you to get in a car.
If you're from out of town, you can hit up some bars or restaurants on Hollywood or Ft. Lauderdale beach to the North, which is not only closer than the famous South Beach about 20 miles southeast of the stadium, but more laid back and casual. Either way, seeing the best of South Florida will require you to travel away from the Sun Life Stadium neighborhood. The best thing about this stadium other than, of course the football game itself: the spectacular fall/winter weather.
There's one large parking lot surrounding the stadium, and it's not super expensive when compared to other NFL stadiums - usually around $25. Tailgating is pretty popular so bring your barbeque and some beers and relax in the vast lot pre-game.