The Miami Dolphins are in the midst of a resurgence. Their third win Sunday moved them into a first-place tie above the AFC East. While the Dolphins were taking down the St. Louis Rams, fans across the stadium were downing a variety of food selections. From the first ball tossed, someone was tossing a hot dog to a hungry fan nearby. It used to be go to a game, grab a hot dog, burger or some popcorn for twice what you would normally pay for it and have a seat. Over the past few years with the emergence of state of the art stadiums, teams have stepped up their food selections. Our Dolphins are doing everything they can to keep up with the trend.
"We started by looking at the different demographics in South Florida," said Dolphins Premium Seating Director Howard Dorland. "We wanted our inventory to mirror our fans, so we had to match up with the market."
The Dolphins accomplished that feat by working with names familiar to every South Floridian. Three years back iconic Fontainebleau nightclub LIV opened up on the club level above the west end zone to rave reviews. Sunday, as Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas were inducted into the Honor Ring, Short Order was treated to a tour of several of the premium dining options offered across the stadium
Our first stop was the Sun Life Stadium home of the popular South Florida sports bar Duffy's
. Now in just its second year, Duffy's transformed what was the Hall of Champions into a signature environment. "This is the only place in the entire stadium you can catch every game being played and keep up with your fantasy teams," said Duffy's John Smith, whose title Director of Sports Marketing doesn't usually appear on an average restaurant payroll. "We really value our partnership with the Dolphins, and it shows in our accommodations for the fans."
|Italian Sausage (left) and Chicken Cordon Bleu at Duffy's|
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