DOLPHINS TO HOST PANTHERS, COWBOYS IN 2011 PRESEASON; VISIT ATLANTA, TAMPA
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will open the preseason on the road for the 25th time in team history and for the first time under head coach Tony Sparano in 2011. The Dolphins will head north to the Peach State as the team will open with a road game at Atlanta, followed by a visit from the Carolina Panthers who will open the home portion of the preseason schedule. The road portion of the preseason concludes with a Week Three contest at Tampa Bay. The preseason concludes for the Dolphins with the Dallas Cowboys visiting Sun Life Stadium in Week Four. 2011 marks the first time since 1998 that the Dolphins have encountered a preseason schedule entirely comprised of NFC teams.
The Dolphins 2011 preseason gets underway as the team ventures outside South Florida to face the reigning NFC South Champions, the Atlanta Falcons. The game will be the second time that the Dolphins will begin the preseason in Atlanta; the first was in 1993 which resulted in a 28-27 Miami victory. The Dolphins will return home the following week to welcome the Carolina Panthers to Sun Life Stadium. The Panthers will make their second appearance in South Florida in three years as the teams clash for just the third time in the preseason.
Miami and Tampa Bay will meet for the 12th consecutive season and 19th time in 21 years when the Dolphins visit Raymond James Stadium to face their in-state rivals during Week Three action. The Dolphins will then close out the 2011 preseason by welcoming the Dallas Cowboys to South Florida, the game will be just the fifth time that the two teams have squared off in preseason play and the first time since 1992.
The dates of all four preseason games, along with the times, will be announced at a later date.
Miami Dolphins season tickets for 2011 are now on sale for the ten-game home schedule (2 preseason, 8 regular season). Season tickets offer fans a deep discount over single game ticket price, a FREE FanVision device with access to replays and stats as well as other exclusive in-stadium features (for every two seats purchased) and other special benefits. They may be purchased by calling 1-888-FINS-TIX (1-888-346-7849), via e-mail at email@example.com, or in person at the Sun Life Stadium sales office located at Gate E. Premium seats are also available by calling 305-623-6200.
WFOR-TV (Channel 4) will once again be the preseason home of the Dolphins as all four preseason contests will be shown on the CBS affiliate in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market for the 16th consecutive season. The Atlanta and Tampa Bay matchups will be broadcast live while the Carolina and Dallas home games will be broadcast live if sold out 72 hours in advance of game time. During the preseason the Dolphins can also be seen on WBBH/NBC Ch. 2 and WBBH-D2/Comcast Ch. 216 (Spanish) in Naples/Ft Myers; WTVX-CW Ch. 34 and WWHB Ch. 48 (Spanish) in West Palm Beach/Treasure Coast and WRDQ Ch. 27 and WAWA Ch. 47 (Spanish) in Orlando.
Miami Dolphins’ 2011 Preseason Schedule
August 12 -15 | at Atlanta Falcons | Georgia Dome | WFOR | Time: TBA*
August 19-22 | Carolina Panthers | Sun Life Stadium | WFOR# | Time: TBA*
August 26-29 | at Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Raymond James Stadium | WFOR | Time: TBA*
September 1-2 | Dallas Cowboys | Sun Life Stadium | WFOR #| Time: TBA*
*All Times are Eastern
#Game will be broadcast live if sold out 72 hours in advance of game time.