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Hurricane Irma: Engineers to inspect Dolphins stadium for damage

13 September, 2017, 14:40 | Author: Leah Owens
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That game will now be played in Week 11, leaving the Dolphins and Bucs without a bye week this season.

Hurricane Irma forced the postponement of the Dolphins' Week 1 game against the Buccaneers in Miami. They play at the Jets the following week and in London against the Saints on October 1.

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Structural engineers will examine the Miami Dolphins' home field, Hard Rock Stadium, to assess potential damage after Hurricane Irma passed though Florida last weekend, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Tom Garfinkel, the President and CEO of the Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that the stadium, which resides in Miami Gardens on the Miami-Dade and Broward County border, will be able to host the Hurricanes home game against Toledo on September 23. "Aesthetic in nature and easy to fix". The team's complex in Davie, Florida appears to be fine in the wake of the storm, the person said.

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"I asked", Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reportedly said Monday. "It will be played in London". If necessary, the Dolphins have plans in place to practice in West Virginia next week. Ross flew another group to Southern California on Saturday.

The team is now practicing in Oxnard, Calif., in advance of their game against the Chargers. Irma wasn't almost that destructive as it swept across South Florida on Sunday but the stadium still must be inspected. Miami will then visit the rival New York Jets on September 24 for an AFC East showdown.

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