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Miami Dolphins announce training camp schedule

Ndamukong Suh and C.J. Mosley practice during the Miami Dolphins’ minicamp in Davie on June 16, 2015.
Ndamukong Suh and C.J. Mosley practice during the Miami Dolphins’ minicamp in Davie on June 16, 2015. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

With Sun Life Stadium undergoing renovations, the Dolphins announced Tuesday that their annual training camp scrimmage will be held Friday, Aug. 7, at Ocean Bank Field at Florida International University.

Admission for that 6:30 p.m. practice/scrimmage is $5; tickets can be purchased at dolphins.com. Parking is free — lots open at 4 p.m. for tailgating and a “fan festival” — and there is room to accommodate 15,000 fans for the scrimmage.

The Dolphins say fans will be able to get autographs from current players and alumni. A fireworks show will follow.

Sun Life Stadium, which is undergoing $400 million in renovations as part of a project that will continue into 2016, will be ready for the Dolphins’ first home preseason game on Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Dolphins open their preseason schedule on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Chicago, and then play Aug. 22 in Charlotte, North Carolina, against the Carolina Panthers. After the Falcons game, they close the preseason with a Sept. 3 home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Dolphins also announced Tuesday that training camp will open on Thursday, July 30 — one of 12 practices that are free to the public and one of 13 that are free and open to season-ticket holders who are members of the “Finatic” program.

Ten of the 12 open practices begin at 8 a.m.

The Dolphins say they will have the same number of practices that are free and open to the public as last year even though the team will be traveling to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for joint practices with the Panthers on Aug. 19 and 20.

Those practices at Wofford College begin at 8:30 a.m. and are open to the public.

The Dolphins say they chose FIU to host the scrimmage because it’s the only venue in Miami-Dade County that’s big enough to accommodate it.

Training camp schedule

8 a.m. Thursday, July 30: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

8 a.m. Friday, July 31: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7: Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium, Miami

3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

*1:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17: Doctors Hospital Training Facility, Davie

*Finatic Only Member Day

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