Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
Now there's another reason to go to the stadium to watch the game. The Miami Dolphins organization has put up awesome new attractions for fans to enjoy before every home game, and they've really gone all out to make sure that fans of all ages can have a good time until the main event begins.
Up to four hours before the game starts, fans can come out and enjoy one of the many different things available to them, and while they're spread out all over the stadium, it's near the main plaza at Gate G that most of the action is at.
There is a Locker Room building where you can go inside and see what it's like inside the Dolphins' own locker room, and you can try on some real equipment to experience what the players feel like when they're armored up with helmets and padding for their games. There are also foam weights inside there for some creative photo opportunities. Here's a challenge, what's the best exertion face you can make while lifting the "giant" weights?
If you want a real challenge of strength, sit down at the grip and arm wrestling simulator where a machine will test your strength and endurance. The classic arcade game with a Dolphins twist.
There are also signs spread out across the plaza where you can see how you measure up compared to the Dolphins players. Measure your hand size compared to right tackle Ja'Wuan James and other players, measure your wingspan versus defensive tackle Jared Odrick, and see how tall you are compared to quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
There's also a booth where fans can get their faces painted by professional face painters, and even a place where they can put on wigs, hats and hold signs in order to pose for a bevy of hilarious photos that will grace the pages of photo albums for years to come. Want someone to be creative for you? You can go and put yourself in position to become the "I" in the word "FINS".
Looking to do more than just look for photo ops? The Dolphins have you covered. You can test how well you can snap a football, test your passing and kicking accuracy and see how fast you can throw a football at the Ford Football Experience area. Still not satisfied? That's cool. The Dolphins and Norwegian Cruise Line will have one of the following attractions available every week, whether it's rock climbing, bungie-jumping or something as interesting as a Coconut Tree Climb.
There's food, there's drinks, there's photo opportunities, there's interactive attraction to make sure everyone is happy for however many hours necessary. But there's one last thing that hasn't even been mentioned yet, and it's something that only the Dolphins have in their possession in all of Florida.
A Foosball Table. Well you may be thinking: "Foosball? Are you serious? Who doesn't have foosball these days?" Well you may have friends with a foosball table, but do they have the longest foosball table in all of Florida? I bet they don't, in fact I know they don't, because the Dolphins have it! At 25-feet long, the aqua and orange foosball table is the longest in all of Florida, and it's always a huge draw to whoever can secure a spot at a handle.
There's more to do at other gates like an obstacle course and a 40-yard dash, but the majority of the fun is at Gate G. Regardless of where you go though, there's always something for you to enjoy at the stadium, and remember, there's still a whole football game to watch, so what could be a better way to spend your day?