Miami Dolphins schedule evening scrimmage

SPECIAL TO THE
FLORIDA COURIER

For the first time in team history, the Miami Dolphins will host an evening scrimmage at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7 at Ocean Bank Field at Florida International University Stadium.

150703_sports01Parking lots will open at 4 p.m. for a special tailgate and fan festival, and stadium gates will at 6 p.m.

The “Back to Football Powered by South Florida Ford” practice is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. and will feature an intrasquad scrimmage, current player and alumni autographs followed by a fireworks show.

Tickets for the scrimmage can be purchased for $5 at dolphins.com with free parking. Seating will be limited to the first 15,000 fans that reserve tickets. As an added benefit, Dolphins season ticket members will be able to purchase tickets in special reserved sections via their online account manager.

13 practices
Overall, the Dolphins will host 13 “Back to Football Powered by South Florida Ford” public practices at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. Players are scheduled to take the field for the first training camp practice of the year at 8 a.m., Thursday, July 30.

During training camp, practice will begin inside the practice bubble, which will not be visible to the fans attending. However, the team will begin drills on the two outside fields approximately 30 minutes after the announced scheduled start time. Fans planning to attend any open training camp practices can reserve their free tickets and 2015 training camp information at www.dolphins.com/trainingcamp.

Special practice
The team will host a special training camp practice for Finatics season ticket members at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 and the final scheduled open practice will take place at 8 a.m., Monday, Aug. 17.

Seating at the team’s facility will be limited to the first 2,000 fans in the bleachers, located on the west side of the practice facility. Parking is available at the Nova Southeastern University LRITC garage, located near the intersection of University Drive and S.W. 30th Street, between Griffin Road and I-595. Access to this garage is off University Drive and S.W. 30th Street.

This is the 23rd year the Dolphins have hosted training camp at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.

For the most updated information, call the Dolphins practice hotline at 954-452-7004 or visit  www.dolphins.com/trainingcamp.

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