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Hurricane Irma: Inside the Dolphins’ relocation to Dallas Cowboys’ facility

The Dolphins will occupy the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility in Oxnard, Calif. this week. (Getty Images)

Even as Hurricane Irma closes in on Florida, the Dolphins know with certainty they’ll be playing the Chargers next weekend in California. That means regardless of the situation back home, they must move forward and prepare for that game.

Their owner, Stephen Ross, is doing everything he can to assist in that difficult task.

Ross and management decided Friday to have the team fly to Oxnard, Calif., where they arranged to use the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp facility for the week before heading south to Carson for the Sept. 18 game against the Chargers. The Rams also offered to share their practice facility in Thousand Oaks.

Oxnard is a little over an hour northwest of Los Angeles and about two hours away from Stubhub Center, the 30,000-seat soccer stadium in Carson that the Chargers are using for the next three seasons.

The Dolphins began prepping their headquarters in Davie on Wednesday by taking down the awning over their bleachers and deflating their practice bubble. There’s uncertainty, depending on how hard Irma hits the area, about whether their facility will be viable immediately after the storm.

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Source:: Palm Beach Post