The Miami Dolphins on Thursday unveiled a plan for a partial roof to shelter fans, the centerpiece of an extensive stadium renovation that the public will be invited to fund.
Team CEO Mike Dee said the structure -- a translucent square roof with an opening over most of the field -- will retain the feel of an open-air stadium while keeping out the rain that drenched spectators at the 2007 Super Bowl.
While Dee said the team doesn't need the renovations, the National Football League sees the stadium as too dated to remain a prime Super Bowl destination.
``From the Dolphins' perspective, the stadium's condition is more than adequate,'' Dee said. ``This is about making sure we have a facility that is better than that, that competes with 21st century facilities [while] going after the largest event on the planet.''
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