Food and Football at Hard Rock Stadium
At Hard Rock Stadium, Aaron Glickman and Manny Hernandez go on a gluttonous adventure as they sample the food for the 2017/2018 Miami Dolphins football season.
Hard Rock Stadium for the 2017 season continues to encompass art, culture, some of the best food in the region, diversity, an elevated fan experience and the best that Miami has to offer. Phase III of a $500 million plus renovation privately funded by Owner Stephen Ross has attracted world-renown iconic brands to the space through a new partnership with Aston Martin Residences, fresh and renowned food and beverage offerings, new luxury and party spaces and redesigned landscaping and parking.
The 2017 renovation brought additional luxury to the midsection of the stadium, renovating the BankUnited Club Level. Hard Rock Stadium’s 147 suites were completely renovated, with the suites varying in size from 10 seats up to 50 seats offering air conditioning and multi-feed sound systems, refrigerators, ice-makers and private telephone services. Suite attendants provide personal service in each suite during the games. Centerplate caters the suites with a wide-variety of food and beverages from which to choose.
Unveiled in Phase III, Hard Rock Stadium features Theatre Boxes on the BankUnited Club Level. These four to six person individual boxes are located in a shared suite environment with inclusive food and beverage. Hard Rock Stadium also debuted four new corner clubs – including the new UHealth, University of Miami Health System Cornerstone Club – giving suite members access to the corner’s interior space and bar.
The latest renovations brought new party terraces on the 300 level of Hard Rock Stadium. These party terraces have a bar that services guests on the concourse, as well as a double-sided bar with awesome views of the field. Each corner includes two semi-private spaces that each can hold up to 100 people, creating a new experience for a total of 800 guests per event. The Dolphins additionally have made a commitment to donate a party terrace of 100 military tickets each game to local troops serving our country.
Throughout Phase III of the renovation, the exterior of the facility saw enhancements in the redesign of the parking lots and landscaping bringing nearly 37,000 new trees and shrubs.
Fans for the 2017 season can expect a continued commitment to bring fresh flavor and a diverse array of options to Hard Rock Stadium. This year, celebrity chef David Chang makes his first foray into Florida with the debut of Fuku at the venue. Hard Rock Stadium also will proudly serve new offerings from Coyo Taco, Los Ranchos, Jackson Soul Food, O-B House and Shortyâ€™s BBQ. These flavors join a plethora of options for fans including Grown, Shula Burger and Sushi Maki.
In 2017, Hard Rock Stadium will introduce three additional premium craft offerings within the Tap Rooms on the north and south sides of the 100 level at the stadium to round out a diverse Florida lineup. These seasonal crafts will rotate throughout the year providing guests the freshest and finest local product available in the Miami area. These selections are in addition to sixteen Florida craft selections in bottles, along with another 18 domestic craft brews, including two Gluten-free craft beers. These Tap Rooms also boast six ciders from around the U.S., and offer an amazing selection of 56 of the finest brews from Florida and around the nation.
The beverage options extend throughout Hard Rock Stadium, featuring 140 tap handles offering Florida craft beers, along with another 100 domestic craft beers. These crafts are in addition to a great partner in Anheuser Busch, with selections of Stella and Goose Island. The venue has one of the highest points of distribution, meaning less waiting in line and missing the game; more enjoying your brew and getting back to the action.
Aaron Glickman is a Miami native. After earning his degree in theatre from Florida State University, Aaron headed west to Los Angeles where he lived and worked for a decade. In 2006, he came home to launch Luxury Condo Living magazine – a print publication that covered the luxury condo lifestyle. As the impending real estate crash loomed, Aaron identified SocialMiami, a society blog with highly targeted following. After creating a business strategy designed to transform the platform into an online glossy magazine, Aaron became publisher, and the platform increased in revenue and site visitors by 10 times. He developed partnerships and marketing strategies with many of Miami’s most powerful brands, and created viral editorial strategies that highlighted the city’s greatest influencers. Additionally, Aaron became more involved with his community, sitting on committees and raising funds for Baptist Health, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Children’s Hospital, YoungArts and many more. Aaron is currently a board member of Miami Theater Center and in 2015 was honored as a Miracle Maker by the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. That same year, Aaron returned to the stage playing Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch at Miami Theater Center. His new media venture, Current.Miami, is a video-based digital media platform with an emphasis on storytelling.