Ahh, their are few places in the United States that invoke the sounds of kettle drums, margarita’s, palm trees, and, and, and….FOOTBALL!
Earlier this week I proposed to the readers that new owner Stephen Ross was drunk when he decided to partner with the Jimmy Buffet beer brand “Landshark Lager“. After this morning it all makes a lot more sense and really isn’t all that bad after all. O.k. so maybe he was just a little buzzed. You know, feeling good about finally taking over the franchise that he has longed for almost all his life, the team he grew up watching and rooting for.
Welcome to “Landshark Stadium“.
The former JRS, Pro-Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, and Dolphin Stadium (dropped the S in Dolphins) is now a beer lager sponsored stadium. The Dolphins, specifically Ross, and Jimmy Buffet made the news official this morning at a parrothead/Phinatic event that announced the agreement.
The gist of it all is that the new stadium will be a one year venture…meaning that Ross will fork over a lot of money to change all the “Dolphin Stadium” signage to the new Landshark signage…for one year. While that isn’t a smart move by Ross, it’s at least a good idea.
In addition, traditionalists will be miffed by the addition of a new song penned by Buffet that will be competing with the current Dolphins fight song for the future. Ross stated that he will see which song the fans like more. Ross also eluded to a new “Margaritaville” style “something” that will also be added to the stadium but it’s unknown if that will be a restaurant, tailgate party, or something else.
The stadium will begin serving “Landshark Lager” an Anheuser Busch product starting this year in addition to the other beers. It’s unknown if the Dolphins will part with the Miller Brewing Co. who currently supply NFL stadiums with their beer product.
The 30 minute presentation of which I was not invited…:( was a concert that has the media talking. The Ross led Dolphins game-day appears to be heading to a far more tropical and festive atmosphere from outside of the stadium to kick-off and right up until the end of the game.