‘Gondola’ to give bird’s eye perspective at Hard Rock Stadium

A ‘gondola’ cable lift is being built at Hard Rock Stadium, giving fans a new perspective of the home of the Miami Dolphins NFL American football franchise.

Tom Garfinkel, vice-chairman, president and chief executive of the Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, confirmed the development on his Twitter account and it is thought that the project will be completed ahead of this season’s Super Bowl at the stadium on February 2.

The ride, which will stretch along the south side of the stadium, will be used for entertainment purposes only, rather than a mode of transport for game-day fans.

The project will cost $3m, although the fee per ride is not currently known.

According to The Next Miami, the gondola will travel for about 1,800 feet, with the ride lasting about 10 minutes. Those in the gondola will be given a bird’s eye view of the stadium with Miami’s skyline in the background.

Austrian ski lift manufacturer Doppelmayr, which is best known in the US for its work on the Disney Skyliner, is managing the construction process, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Last week, Garfinkel outlined how new sustainable measures are being introduced to reduce plastic consumption at the venue ahead of the Super Bowl.

Hard Rock Stadium primarily serves as the home of the Dolphins but also hosts concerts and the Miami Open tennis tournament. There are also plans for a Formula One grand prix to be staged next to the stadium in the future, although this project was dealt a fresh blow last month.

Image: Tom Garfinkel (Twitter)