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Bills Mafia v Fins: Hard Rock Stadium Review

Hard Rock Stadium Review is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report, where TPOL leaves the basement. It’s finally happening despite inconsistent policies, interruptions, and human stupidity as explained in these posts:


It’s been a while since I have been to a football game. I thought I was going to go to the Super Bowl last year (see Bills Mafia: TPOL’s NFL Playoff Predictions), but the Bills did not get the job done (see About Those Buffalo Bills…). When I saw that they were visiting Miami the second week of the season, I jumped on the opportunity.

Location

Hard Rock Stadium is like the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. It is located in the middle of nowhere.

a group of cars parked in a field
So was our parking spot.

a group of people standing in front of a stadium

Club Level

It’s good to have friends with season tickets. While club level does not offer free drinks and food, it does have easier access to restrooms and plenty of vendors for overpriced food and drink.

a stadium with people playing football

Shula Burger

One Shula burger is $11. One Bud Light is $12. Neither was good.

a burger and a bottle on a table

Bottle of Wine?

I noticed a wine bar in the club level. I also saw that a bottle of sauvignon blanc went for $40. It came in an ingenious bottle. The next challenge was to keep it cold. I cleverly filled up a bucket of popcorn with ice.a bottle of liquid on a countera glass of liquid on a plateSeats

I used to be content just for the opportunity to go to the game. Upper bowl was my life. Like travel, I have had the good fortune to sit in better seats.

a football stadium with a crowd of people a football game in a stadium

Game

The Bills were awful. The Dolphins were worse.

a football stadium with people in the stands
The place was empty.

Both Teams Played Hard

In the end, the Bills won 35-0. But the highlight was talking to other members of Bills Mafia who made the trip from all over the country.

a man holding a necklace in front of a crowd two men taking a selfie in a stadium a group of men posing for a picture

Overall

Sofi Stadium, like the turnout, was not impressive. I would gladly return December 31st, but I am going to predict that I will have no reason to go.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Quit avoiding the obvious. What is your pick for “The Game” this weekend? And why no dedicated post? Get your priorities in life straight man!

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