The Dolphins issued a statement Thursday backing up what the University of Miami told The Herald Wednesday: the report by CBS4 that New Miami Stadium wouldn’t be ready for the Hurricanes’ home opener Sept. 3 isn’t accurate, David Neal of the Miami Herald reports.
Actually, CBS4’s Hank Goldberg went so far as to say he’s hearing the stadium might not be ready until November.
Dolphins Senior Vice President for Stadium Renovation Bill Senn’s statement read: “The reports that the stadium won’t be ready for football until November are incorrect. Getting a project of this scale done in this timeframe is unprecedented and the contractor is working diligently on a 24/7 basis to complete the canopy structure. While we will still be doing some “non-football critical” elements and final touches into the season similar to Phase 1 last year, at this point in the process we still expect to be ready to play football September 1.”