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Oxnard hosts Miami Dolphins in wake of Hurricane Irma

OXNARD, Calif. - Due to Hurricane Irma, the Miami Dolphins have temporarily relocated their football operations from South Florida to Oxnard, California. 

The Dolphins will host closed practices at River Ridge practice fields in preparation for the Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Dolphins will compete against the Chargers on Sunday, September 17 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. 

Hurricane Irma, a Category 3 storm, has caused catastrophic damage across the Caribbean. Florida has declared a state of emergency and has issued mandatory evacuations across the state.

"We are humbled to welcome the Miami Dolphins to Oxnard and to assist the organization during this difficult and chaotic time," said Greg Nyhoff, Oxnard City Manager, in a press release, "our thoughts are with those who have been impacted in Florida and across the globe." 

There will be no public access to the training facility during the duration of the Dolphins stay. The Oxnard Police Department appreciates the public's cooperation in an effort to provide the Miami Dolphin's with a private training environment as they prepare for their upcoming game.


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