The Miami Dolphins are going back to London in 2017.
Sources say the Dolphins have been selected by the NFL to play a game in London next season, marking the fourth time overall and third time in four years the Dolphins play in the United Kingdom.
The Dolphins will play the New Orleans Saints. No date, time or venue (the NFL used two different venues this year) has been selected at this time.
The Dolphins and NFL have confirmed the game will be played.
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Miami is hosting the game as per the resolution approved by the NFL clubs at the October 2014 league meeting that stated teams making a successful bid to host a Super Bowl would be required to host an international game within five years of their successful bid. The Dolphins made a successful bid to host Super Bowl LIV in 2020.
So, no, last year’s Dolphins game in which they hosted the New York Jets in London did not count toward that Super Bowl bid deal. Next year’s game will.
The Dolphins will thus have seven home game in South Florida next year. The team says season ticket holders will be charged for only those seven regular season games plus two preseason games rather than the usual eight and two.