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Dolphins owner Stephen Ross: I expect a playoff run in 2016

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross talks stadium renovations

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross talks about the stadium renovations at the first day of training camp at the Davie, Fl. facility on July 29, 2016.
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Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross talks about the stadium renovations at the first day of training camp at the Davie, Fl. facility on July 29, 2016.

It's a new year with a new coach, but the same expectations for Stephen Ross:

The playoffs.

While the Dolphins owner would not predict his team would end its seven-year playoff drought, he made clear to reporters Friday that that is his standard.

"Our expectations are great," Ross told reporters before the Dolphins opened their 51st training camp. "To me, it's all about winning. I haven't been happy with myself as an owner to this point from a winning side."

Ross also addressed the team's half-billion-dollar stadium renovation project, saying definitively that, "I know we will be playing September 1 there."

That's the date of the team's final (and only home) preseason game. Construction workers are working round-the-clock to finish the shade canopy. Ross on Friday will sign the final piece of steel that will be erected. The University of Miami hosts its home opener at the unnamed Dolphins stadium on Sept. 3.

"There is no backup plan," Ross said, when asked what the contingencies are if the stadium isn't done on time.

Ross also said that he believes every home game will be a sellout in 2016.

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