FIU Stadium (or "The Cage") is the stadium for the Florida International University Golden Panthers football team, and is located in Miami, Florida. The facility opened in 1995, replacing nearby Tamiami Field, which was also used for many years as a university recreation field and by local high school football teams. When FIU began its football program in 2002, FIU Stadium became the home venue for the team and has remained that way since. As of the 2008 football season, FIU Stadium is solely used by the Golden Panthers football team as the FIU track and field teams no longer use the facility.
As a result of construction begun March 2007, the FIU Stadium is undergoing an expansion for the 2008 football season. Upon completion, seating capacity is increased to 23,500, including 1,400 club seats. In addition, the stadium will have a 6,500 square-foot Panther Club, an upper concourse, a new press box, new lighting, a jumbotron scoreboard, new coaches' offices, locker rooms, expansion of the weight room, and 19 suites. Seating will include chairback seats and bench seating, all with backrests for fan convenience. Additional phases of construction will include a student support complex and will bring the stadium’s seating capacity to approximately 45,000 by the 2010 football season.
The new stadium is scheduled to open for FIU’s 2008 football season against the University of South Florida. For the 2007 season, the Golden Panthers played in the Miami Orange Bowl, with the final college game of the stadium's history being won by FIU 38-19 on December 1, 2007 against North Texas.
The following are planned expansions to be completed through six separate construction phases starting from 2007 to 2011.