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No major damage to Hard Rock Stadium; Dolphins, Hurricanes can play

Hard Rock Stadium has no major issues related to Hurricane Irma. (Getty Images)

Hard Rock Stadium sustained no structural damage during Hurricane Irma over the weekend and is ready to host the upcoming Dolphins and University of Miami home games.

Dolphins president Tom Garfinkel announced on Twitter this morning that the stadium held up well during the storm. The team had engineers perform a thorough inspection of the venue, and they signed off on it to proceed with events as scheduled. Video released by the team during the storm showed many fallen trees on the outer part of the venue.

The Hurricanes played their season opener at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 2 and will host Toledo there Sept. 23, and Garfinkel said specifically it will be fully operational for that game.

The Dolphins were supposed to open the season at home against Tampa Bay on Sunday, but that game was rescheduled to the mutual bye week. They will meet in Miami Gardens on Nov. 19.

The team is currently practicing in Oxnard, Calif., in advance of their game against the Chargers. They play at the Jets the following week and in London against the Saints on Oct. 1. Miami’s first home game will …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post