The Dolphins announced in mid-July there would be no fans at training camp or for whatever preseason game might be played at Hard Rock Stadium. Stadium capacity for regular season games will be determined at a later date in consultation with health experts and government officials.
The Dolphins are scheduled to play their home opener Sept. 20 against the Buffalo Bills following their Week 1 game at Gillette Stadium against the New England Patriots.
Here are some of the new regulations that will be implemented in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic:
No tailgating for the 2020 season
Socially distanced seating clusters
All fans and stadium employees will be required to wear a mask when not eating or drinking
Mobile touchless entry with more points of entries and exits to help avoid bottlenecks at ingress/egress
Cashless experience for food service, parking and retail
When a capacity is determined, season-ticket members will have first priority to purchase tickets based on their tenure. All season-ticket members will have the option to roll their 2020 payments into the 2021 season and retain all of their tenure, seats and associated benefits, and any season ticket members who may be considered at-risk based on CDC guidelines will be strongly encouraged to exercise the 2021 option and stay at home in 2020.
The Dolphins also were busy making adjustments at their training facility to prepare for the start of training camp.
For one thing, the Dolphins now have two locker rooms instead of one after redesigning some meeting rooms and there are plexiglas barriers between stalls for social-distancing purposes.
Meetings not conducted via Zoom will take place in redesigned rooms that have cut capacity in half or in the practice bubble.
The Dolphins also have added an infectious disease specialist from Baptist Health to their medical staff.
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