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Game Day Guide: Dolphins Vs. Falcons

By on September 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm

HOME-OPENER-600X300After playing their first two games on the road, the Miami Dolphins return to South Florida with a 2-0 record and are set to host the Atlanta Falcons in the 2013 home opener on Sunday.  Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 pm.

As a part of the Kids Kickoff, all kids in attendance will receive a free Miami Dolphins Fathead.  Families will also have the opportunity to go down to the field following the game.  All fans in attendance will also receive a commemorative ticket.

Important times to remember for Sunday’s game:

Parking and Tailgating Lots open at 12:00 pm

Stadium Gates open at 2:00 pm

Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 pm


Before heading to the game, make sure to watch the Miami Dolphins Game Day Video.


Key Areas to Visit on Game Day



Player Walk

  • 12:00 pm: New for the 2013 season, fans are now able to cheer on your favorite players as they enter the stadium before the game.



Finsiders Pavilion

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Meet the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders who will be signing autographs outside of the Finsiders Pavilion.
  • 2:30 -3:45 pm: Watch host Jesse Agler with analysts Sam Madison and Troy Stradford broadcast The Finsiders Pregame Show live from the Finsiders Pavilion.
  • 3:00 – 3:45 pm: Miami Dolphins Alumni Shawn Wooden and William Judson will be available for autographs and photographs.

Landshark Stage                                                                                                                                              

  • 12:00 pm: Enjoy music provided by DJ Supersede.
  •  1:45 pm & 2:45 pm: BRUCE IN THE USA, a Bruce Springsteen Tribute band will be performing live on the Landshark Stage.

Ford Football Experience

  • 12:00 pm: The Ford Football Experience features youth football activities, car displays, photo stations and great giveaways.

Team Store

  • 12:00 pm: Get your new logo Dolphins gear for the 2013 Season at the Team Store located in the Grand Plaza

AT&T Fan Zone

  • 12:00 pm: Win giveaways and prizes by taking the pledge against texting and driving, and check out the latest technologies from AT&T
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Stop by the AT&T Fan Zone to meet Miami Dolphins greats OJ McDuffie and Sam Madison.
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm: Have your questions answered by OJ McDuffie and Sam Madison as The Finsiders’ Tristin Jones interviews them live on stage.

Bud Light Boat

  • 12:00 pm: Enter your chance to win the Bud Light Boat this season!


Walk of Fame

  • 12:00 pm: Walk through the history of the Dolphins greats at the Dolphins Walk of Fame.

Kickoff Tailgate

  • 12:00 pm: Located between Gates D and C, the Kickoff Tailgate features live entertainment and an all you can eat buffet from Bru’s Room Sports Grill. (The kickoff tailgate is sold out for this week’s game.  Tickets for future games can be purchased here.)

Dolphins Express Tailgate

  • 2:00 pm: The Dolphins Express Tailgate is located between gates B and C. Dolphins Express Packages include Dolphins game tickets, pregame tailgate party, and round trip coach charter transportation to Sun Life Stadium. For more information regarding Dolphins Express, please click here.

Melanoma Exposed

Tailgate Talent Stage

  • 12:00 pm: Enjoy music provided by a DJ.
  • 2:00 pm: Cheer on fellow Dolphins fans as they show their talents on the Tailgate Talent stage.
  • 2:30 pm: Watch the live Miami Dolphins Cheerleader performance on the Tailgate Talent stage before the start of the game.
  • 2:35 pm: The Miami Dolphins Fins Force hits the stage to get you ready for kickoff!


Dolphins Academy Field

  • 12:00 pm:  Test you and your families football skills on the Dolphins Academy field, and participate in Miami Dolphins Junior Training Camp drills.

DFX Truck

  • 12:00 – 2:00 pm: Enjoy live music, giveaways, and live action from the 1:00 pm games across the NFL.
  • 2:05 –2:40 pm: Receive autographs and take photos with the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders.
  • 2:45 pm: Watch the perform liveMiami Dolphins Cheerleader at the DFX truck before kickoff.

Miami Dolphins Special Teams

  • 12:30 pm: Join the Miami Dolphins Special Teams and make Back to School gift packages for children in need.

Dolphins Cycling Challenge

  • 12:00 pm: DCC IV is coming to South Florida on November 2-3.  Test your biking skills on the DCC tricycle course and enter into a raffle to win a new bike!

Game Day – Fast Facts:

Game Day Sponsor: Melanoma Exposed

Game Day Giveaway: 2013 Commemorative Ticket & Miami Dolphins Fathead (for children 15 and under)

Landshark Stage: Bruce in the USA (1:45pm & 2:45pm sets)

National Anthem: Latin Grammy & Latin Billboard Award Winning Singer and Songwriter – Luis Fonsi

Color Guard: United States Southern Command Joint Service Color Guard

Honorary Captains: John Offerdahl, AJ Duhe & Jeff Cross

Halftime Show: Austin Mahone


Please remember that the new NFL Bag Policy will be in effect for the game.   Below are examples of bags that will be accepted into the stadium.  Miami Dolphins bags are available for purchase at the Team Store located in the Grand Plaza.  For more information regarding the new NFL Bag Policy, please click here.

Bag Policy


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