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Miami Orange Bowl

Miami Orange Bowl
Stadium information
Former namesBurdine Stadium (1937 59)
Location1501 NW 3rd St.
Miami, Florida 33125
United States
Broke ground1936
OpenedDecember 10, 1937
ClosedJanuary 26, 2008
DemolishedMay 14, 2008
OwnerCity of Miami
OperatorCity of Miami
SurfaceNatural grass (1976 2008)
PolyTurf (1970 75)
Natural grass (1937 69)
Construction cost$340,000 USD
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Capacity23,330 (1937-1943)
35,030 (1944-1946)
59,578 (1947-1949)
64,552 (1950-1952)
67,129 (1953-1954)
76,062 (1955-1960)
72,880 (1961-1962)
70,097 (1963-1967)
80,010 (1968-1976)
80,045 (1977-1980)
75,500 (1981-1990)
74,712 (1991-1993)
74,476 (1994-2002)
72,319 (2003-2007)
TenantsMiami Hurricanes (NCAA) (1937 2007)
FIU Golden Panthers (NCAA) (2007)
Miami Tropics (football) (SFL) (2000)
Miami Seahawks (AAFC) (1946)
Miami Dolphins (AFL / NFL) (1966 86)
Super Bowls (5) (II, III, V, X, XIII)
Orange Bowl (1938 95, 1999)
Playoff Bowl (NFL) (1961 70)
Miami Toros (NASL) (1972 76)
Miami Freedom (ASL / APSL) (1988 92)

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The Orange Bowl, formerly Burdine Stadium, was an outdoor athletic stadium in Miami, Florida, west of downtown in Little Havana. Considered a landmark, it was the home stadium for the Miami Hurricanes college football team. It also hosted the professional Miami Dolphins for their first 21 seasons, until the opening of Sun Life Stadium (then called Joe Robbie Stadium) in nearby Miami Gardens in 1987. The stadium was the temporary home of the FIU Golden Panthers while its FIU Stadium underwent expansion during the 2007 season.

Burdine Stadium was renamed in 1959 for the Orange Bowl college football game, which was played at the Orange Bowl following every season from 1938 95. The event was moved to Dolphin Stadium beginning in 1996. In 1999, the bowl game was hosted at the Orange Bowl for one final time due to a scheduling conflict. The minor league Miami Marlins baseball team occasionally played games in the Orange Bowl from 1956-60.

The stadium was on a large block bounded by Northwest 3rd Street (south), Northwest 16th Avenue (west), Northwest 6th Street (north) and Northwest 14th Avenue (east, the open end of the stadium).

The Orange Bowl was demolished in 2008 to make way for the new 37,000-seat retractable-roof baseball stadium of the Florida Marlins scheduled to open in 2012.


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