Miami Dolphins Stadium New Name Tied to Jimmy Buffett
On May 8, the name of Miami’s Dolphins Stadium changed to Land Shark Stadium, with hundreds of dancing parrotheads and fins celebrating along with Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, and Jimmy Buffett.
The name change is the fifth for the stadium since it opened in 1987. The recent one is due to a partnership between Miami’s football team and Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett’s enterprise.
The singer, reading from his prepared statement said, it’s such a cool thing to do, especially in South Florida which is my home. I am very honored and looking forward to working along with the Dolphin’s organization. I’d like to thank Steve. He had the idea for thinking outside of the box. It included his vision to make things more fun for Dolphins fans. So let the Fins begin.
Buffett, who is best know for “Margaritaville,” his vacation anthem, wrote a new song called “Fins” specifically for fellow Dolphin fans and the team. Buffett performed his new song, as well as two others, at the event this morning.
The latest album release from Buffett was in 2006 with “Take the Weather With You.” He has released over 30 albums, which date to the early 1970s.