Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Football, Eh?

From the Miami Herald via SFDB:

Dolphin Stadium will be renamed Sun Life Stadium as part of a deal that the Dolphins struck with a Canadian financial services firm, industry officials said Monday.

The name change, which was expected, will happen before the Jan. 31 Pro Bowl and Feb. 7 Super Bowl.

The five-year deal reportedly averages out to $7.5 million annually.

Select Dolphins fans have been invited to attend the announcement and a musical performance on stadium grounds at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Sun Life has been trying to increase its name recognition in the United States through an aggressive advertising campaign over the past few months.

This will mark the facility’s seventh name since it opened in 1987.

Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, Dolphin Stadium and Land Shark Stadium.

What do you think the chances are that we’ll get to see the Grey Cup game played here as well as the Super Bowl?