Miami Dolphins to Build Gondola at Hard Rock Stadium

When Super Bowl LIV kicks off in Miami a year from now, a Doppelmayr gondola could offer fans a bird’s eye view just outside the stadium.  VenuesNow reports Miami Dolphins President and CEO Tom Garfinkel has been working on the idea for a sky ride over the past year and the team is now ready to spend $3 million on the gondola.  The 1,800 foot lift will travel near the courts used for the Miami Open tennis tournament.  “It’s less of a transportation thing and more of a novelty to be up above the tennis and the crowd. We’ll have it in place for Super Bowl next year,” he says.  The big game is set for February 2, 2020.

A sample photo of a CWA Omega safari style cabin provided by the Miami Dolphins.

A ride on the new gondola will take approximately ten minutes, though the operating schedule and pricing have not yet been determined.  Doppelmayr USA is also poised to build a new gondola this year at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, New York and another at Steamboat, Colorado.  Also in Florida, the company is nearly finished constructing three innovative gondolas at Walt Disney World, which will go into operation sometime this fall.


8 thoughts on “Miami Dolphins to Build Gondola at Hard Rock Stadium

  1. MOUNTAINEER February 14, 2019 / 8:42 am

    I was always wondering about the manufacturer of the double chair at the Lake Placid ski jump. Any ideas?


      • MOUNTAINEER February 14, 2019 / 9:56 am

        This would have been my first guess. Thanks!


  2. Tyler February 14, 2019 / 9:59 am

    No helicopter needed! There’s not a hill for 300 miles around the stadium

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  3. Collin Parsons February 14, 2019 / 10:26 am

    Seems like professional sports are one of the largest applications for lifts outside of skiing, with the Oakland A’s proposed gondola and now this. I wonder if any others will follow the trend.

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  4. Barbara Whitesell November 10, 2019 / 11:14 am

    very cool


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