The NFL has announced that Sunday’s game will not be played at @HardRockStadium and more.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 6, 2017
Hurricane Irma is impacting sporting events throughout South Florida.
On Wednesday morning, the NFL announced this weekend’s game between the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been postponed. The game will now be played in Week 11 on Nov. 18, when both teams were scheduled to have bye weeks.
“Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Florida, the Miami Dolphins home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium, will instead be played there in Week 11 on Sunday, November 19,” the league said in a statement.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Miami Dolphins game to be played in Week 11 on Sunday, Nov 19 pic.twitter.com/o94ZuEhpx6
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) September 6, 2017
Hurricane Irma has also led to the cancellation of this weekend’s college football game between Miami and Arkansas State.
The storm is currently the largest hurricane recorded in the Atlantic and appears poised to make a turn towards Florida after hammering Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and other islands.
Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in the United States on Sunday morning.