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‘A Rose Bowl by any other name would smell as sweet’


The Miami Dolphins used to play at Dolphin Stadium. It was not, it has to be said, a particularly imaginative moniker for the venue but nonetheless it carried a certain logic. But the days of Dolphin Stadium are over: when the Fins kick off the new NFL season in August, they will be performing at Land Shark Stadium.

Land Shark is a not particularly well-known beer marketed by Jimmy Buffett, a singer-songwriter and Dolphins fan who is the owner of the Margaritaville chain of bars and restaurants.

While the idea of the Dolphins playing among sharks has caused some mirth among Miami fans, they should perhaps be relieved that Buffett didn’t choose to name the venue after one of his restaurant chains, (also one of his songs) “Cheeseburger in Paradise“.

Mind you, if you think ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise Park’ would be a, erm, rather cheesy name for a sports venue, then spare a thought for the fans of the Cleveland City Stars soccer team, whose USL side actually play at the Middlefield Cheese Stadium.