MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - The renovated home of the Miami Dolphins has been transformed into a work of art. A number of artists made the Hard Rock Stadium quite a showcase, and 7News has a sneak peek before Sunday’s home opener.
Over the past two years, massive changes were implemented to the Hard Rock Stadium, and now art is just another advancement. The artwork was inspired by the Wynwood Walls in Miami and is now the world’s largest indoor street art gallery. It will officially be unveiled at the Dolphins home opener on Sunday.
“I hope that people will walk the stadium and kind of find themselves on this artistic tour,” said Jessica Goldman Srebnick with Goldman Global Arts. “The stadium is really representative of what Miami is becoming and has become.”
It’s just another component of the $500 million stadium renovation. “It’s not just a normal stadium,” said Chief Marketing Officer Miami Dolphins Jeremy Walls. “It’s a global entertainment destination, and it really reflects Miami in terms of the cultural influence on music, on arts, on sports, and this is a big piece of that.”
Throughout the stadium, there’s 19 works of art from 18 different artists. Outside of sections 103 and 104, you’ll find dripdown from Miami-native Jen Stark. “To have something so huge in my hometown is super exciting,” she said. “I’m just happy to be a part of it.”
The murals cover over 29,000 square feet.
One piece, by New York street artist Crash, on the outside of the stadium is the largest. “I love color, and Miami is all about color,” he said. “Being Latino, it plays itself into it. I just want to pay homage to the entire state, actually.”
And then Crash invited 7News to add our own artistic flair. “You take a can of paint, you put your finger on this, and you’re going to have to feel your weight with the pressure,” he told 7’s Chris Van Vliet.
Van Vliet said he was inspired by the city. “I wanted to do something Miami-like, so I’m going to attempt to draw a palm tree.”
He colored it in a little and added his initials to finish it off.
Artists are still working on the walls so that everything is ready for the home opener.
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