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Most football fans this morning were finishing up breakfast when Hollywood resident Steve Orlinsky and his wife and 15-year-old son got to welcome Miami Dolphins first round pick Dion Jordan out of Oregon to the Doctor’s Hospital Training Facility.
Orlinsky has been a diehard fan of the team and a Season Ticket Member for 13 years, so he was thrilled to be standing out front flanked by his family when the vehicle pulled up. Jordan, who said he’s 6-foot-7, stepped out wearing a shirt and tie and towered above Orlinsky and his wife and son, making all of those early morning phone calls to his ticket representative worth it.
“This is a chance of a lifetime and we got up real early this morning,” Orlinsky said. “We got all of our Dolphins stuff out and we got here like 45 minutes early and when he got out of the car I had to stretch my neck to make eye contact. My wife said he’s larger than life.”
For Jordan, this was just a continuation of the whirlwind he has been a part of ever since hearing his name called Thursday night by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Miami had traded up from the 12th spot in the first round to the No. 3 pick of the Oakland Raiders to get Jordan and he’s been on overdrive the entire time.
So to fly into South Florida and then get whisked form the airport to the place where he will be spending most of his time as a player was just the beginning. Jordan chatted with Orlinsky and his family, then shook hands with General Manager Jeff Ireland in the lobby before heading upstairs for a brief chat with the coaches. Then it was back downstairs to the auditorium to meet with the media and it was there where he showed his appreciation for the Orlinsky and the fan base.
“It was a great experience for him I bet and for me also,” said Jordan, who grew up on the West Coast in San Francisco and Arizona. “Just to meet somebody who has this much pride for the organization and has been around for so long was special.”
This is just the latest example of the extensive benefits being offered to Season Ticket Members, including exclusive conference calls with players, coaches and team officials and the chance to fly to New York City and read the name of the team’s fourth-round pick.
Fans can purchase tickets for all 10 home games at Sun Life Stadium through season tickets by calling 1-888-FINS-TIX (1-888-346-7849) or visiting Dolphins.com. Miami Dolphins season tickets start at just $34 per ticket per game in the upper bowl and just $75 in the lower bowl. With a season ticket membership, fans receive an average savings of 43% off the online ticket prices and they also receive exclusive access, experiences and savings. Club Seat Memberships are available starting at $160 per ticket per game. Partial Season Ticket Plans, featuring the choice of 3 games, will also go on sale April 25th.
Dolphins’ fans can also purchase 2013 season tickets at the second annual Fin Fest, Saturday, April 27, presented by Melanoma Exposed ™ and AT&T. Admission and parking are FREE at Sun Life Stadium.