Dolphins plea to move London game to Miami rejected

Frederick Owens
September 12, 2017

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens was determined to be safe for the Hurricanes, who are scheduled to play the next game there September 23 against Toledo, and for the Dolphins.

The Miami Herald reports that the team is checking out Hard Rock Stadium on Monday to make sure no serious damage occurred.

Garfinkel confirmed landscaping damage and said the stadium lost a section of roof panels, but downplayed those issues as "aesthetic in nature and easy to fix". Engineers believe a tornado touched down. The team's complex in Davie, Florida appears to be fine in the wake of the storm, the person said. The NFL rescheduled the Dolphins' planned home game last Sunday to November due to Irma. There was a fallback plan to practice in West Virginia next week if necessary.

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The team is now practicing in Oxnard, Calif., in advance of their game against the Chargers. Players who fled Hurricane Irma and/or used the postponed game as a bye week are traveling from many parts of the country to reach Southern California, but when they arrive depends largely on whether they were able to get a ticket, which airport they're departing from, and which airport they land. There will be football in Tampa this weekend, and the Buccaneers will finally get to start a season delayed by Hurricane Irma's wrath. The NFL rejected the Dolphins' preference to move their October 1 game against the Saints from London to Miami. "It will be played in London".

Amid the misery in Florida caused by Hurricane Irma, the state still has places to play.

The Dolphins have been practicing all week in California, ahead of their Week 2 game against the Chargers. Since they did not play last week, Miami flew out to California on Friday to begin their preparations for their first game of the season against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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