Dolphins Announce Special Pregame Ceremonies For Primetime Opener

Posted Sep 7, 2011

The Miami Dolphins today announced their pregame ceremonies and a host of new amenities for fans in anticipation of their 2011 season home opener against the New England Patriots on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., presented by Publix.

"Our team and organization are looking forward to open up the 2011 season on a national stage under the lights," said Dolphins CEO Mike Dee. "With a special tribute and new elements at Sun Life Stadium, we invite all fans to join us for a memorable night and exciting season."

The Dolphins will kickoff the pregame festivities at Sun Life Stadium in a special tribute to commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11. The team will salute the American spirit and everyday heroes as 400 police and firefighters will be recognized and surround superstar recording artist and Dolphins’ limited partner, Fergie, who will perform the national anthem.

Additionally, the fans will receive hand-held American flags and will experience a special flyover by a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. At halftime, the United States Army Golden Knights will be parachuting into Sun Life Stadium carrying a Dolphins flag, a United States flag and the flags of the three states that endured plane crashes on September 11, 2001.

Monday Night Football legend and Grammy Award winning musician, Hank Williams Jr., will introduce Monday Night Football live from the field at Sun Life Stadium to the national television audience. In addition, the Dolphins will feature four Dolphins icons and Pro Football Hall of Famers – Bob Griese, Larry Little, Dan Marino, and Dwight Stephenson – as the Honorary Captains of the game.

The Dolphins will also roll out the Orange Carpet for a number of notable attendees, including multi-platinum recording artist and Dolphins’ limited partner Marc Anthony and Twilight star Taylor Lautner.


In addition to the exciting in-game entertainment program, the Dolphins will also unveil a number of new amenities designed to enhance the game day experience for fans, including a brand new Duffy’s Hall of Champions and the Ford In Zone.

The new Duffy’s Hall of Champions is located in the East End Zone of the 300 level and will feature an all-you-can-eat menu, cushioned leather seats, two bars, and 38 high-definition flat-screen televisions so fans can catch all the action from around the NFL. Tickets in the Duffy’s Hall of Champions begin at $250.

The Ford In Zone will bring an interactive WiFi hot spot to the AT&T Grand Plaza where fans can access their favorite social media sites, upload pictures, share their location with friends, and monitor their fantasy football teams. Fans who visit the In Zone will also be eligible for giveaways, including sideline passes courtesy of South Florida Ford.

The team also plans to conduct a special dedication in the Courtyard Plaza located at Gate C on the north side of the stadium on Monday afternoon. The dedication will involve past icons and legends of the team. Fans attending the game are encouraged to enjoy the special ceremony which will take place at 4:30 p.m. prior to stadium doors opening. More information on this event will be forthcoming.

A limited number of tickets for the Monday night game remain available for purchase at or by calling 1-888-FINS-TIX

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