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Miami Dolphins Tickets

When it comes to football fanatics, few states can complete with Florida’s love for their home team, the Miami Dolphins. The beloved franchise has been a regular contender in the National Football League for more than 40 years, and loyal fans pick up Miami Dolphins tickets at every opportunity.

The Dolphins first came into existence in 1966, and it wasn’t long before they made history. The Miami Dolphins are members of the East Division of the AFC in the NFL. The team’s home field is New Miami Stadium (formerly Sun Life Stadium) located in Miami Gardens, Florida. Initially established as an expansion team founded by lawyer Joseph Robbie and actor Danny Thomas, the team joined the NFL after its 1970 merger with the AFL.

The Dolphins are the most entrenched professional sports franchise in the state of Florida. In their first four seasons, the Phins had a combined record of 15-39-2. With many teams experiencing an interruption in their playing successes after the 1970 merger, the Fins experienced no such problems. Instead the Dolphins success continued through the 1970s, making them the first team to advance to the Super Bowl in three consecutive seasons. The team’s slew of first accomplishments created a high demand for Miami Dolphins tickets.

By 1972 the team accomplished the NFL’s only perfect season at the time, winning every regular season game, two Playoff games and Super Bowl VII, where they beat the Washington Redskins. It was a season of firsts, and a number of records for the relatively new team. Prior to the 1972 Dolphins, only the 1934 and 1942 Chicago Bears had finished an NFL regular season with no losses or ties.

While the 1972 Dolphins squad stands as a legendary team in sports history, in the years since Miami has had many other iconic players, especially those led by Dan Marino throughout the 1980s and 90s. Arguably one of the best quarterbacks of all time, Marino never captured that elusive Lombardi Trophy but helped bring a new generation of football fans to Miami, many of whom remain loyal followers.

Rivalries

Since it has such a storied history, the franchise’s main rivalry is age-old as well. The Miami Dolphins share a rich rivalry with the New York Jets that dates back to the AFL days. Both teams started in the 60s, and were placed in the same division as of 1970. The shared division is enough for the intense competition, despite the fact that the teams are so far away from one another. Sports analysts also attribute some of the rivalry to the fact that so many New York Jets fans retire in the much warmer state of Florida.

The venue

The Miami Dolphins have made their home field New Miami Stadium, located in Miami Gardens, Florida, just north of the city of Miami. Not only is it home to the Dolphins pro football team, it’s also the home field for the Miami Hurricanes football team of the University of Miami. Every year, the Orange Bowl in college football is held at New Miami Stadium, too. It has a capacity of more than 65,000 fans and is also one of the more unique professional football stadium in the NFL, doubling as a professional baseball stadium for almost 20 years. In fact, the Florida Marlins used New Miami as a home stadium until 2011. As far as professional football goes, the stadium has also been the site for five Super Bowls and a Pro Bowl.

As a member of the competitive AFC East, the Dolphins face some of the best teams, game in and game out, but they are always near the top of the standings. As of 2015, they remain the only team to have a perfect record in the NFL. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most exciting games of the season.