Made for Shade
Langan Helps Support Hard Rock Stadium
In 1987, the Miami Dolphins moved from the Orange Bowl to what was originally Joe Robbie Stadium, named after the team’s first owner. Since then the stadium has been re-branded, expanded, and modernized, yet during those many years, Langan has remained in the line-up, as geotechnical engineer of record.
On Sunday February 2, the world will be watching the big game at Hard Rock Stadium, which has undergone significant changes and additions. In 2016, Langan played a key technical role in the largest, most obvious enhancement – the new, state-of-the-art open-air canopy.
Langan performed a subsurface investigation, prepared foundation design, and monitored the installation of high-capacity deep foundations to support the 14-acre, 17,000-ton canopy, which shades over the stadium seating while letting the Florida sun shine on the field. Langan also provided site/civil design services to address site flooding; designed the roof drainage conveyance system; and identified improvements to reconfigure the internal access roads and accommodate planned amenities surrounding the stadium.
“Hard Rock Stadium is a world-class sports and entertainment destination, and a tremendous local amenity,” said Rafael Pina, Senior Project Manager, Langan. “We are extremely honored to have enjoyed such a long-standing relationship with our home team, and especially proud to play a role in helping to bring the championship game back to South Florida.”