Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Asserts There ‘Definitely Will Be a Football Season This Year’

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While uncertainty remains about how the 2020 NFL season will unfold, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross expressed his opinion on Tuesday that the games will definitely be played.

The continuing coronavirus pandemic has thrown the sports world into chaos, with the NFL having to conduct a virtual draft last month in lieu of a major live production.

The hope is that the dangers surrounding the virus will subside enough to have fans attend games, though the possibility exists that contests could be played in empty stadiums.

Earlier this month, the Dolphins offered a glimpse into how they were planning to address the issue of social distancing. Such plans would sharply cut the number of people in attendance, but allow the games to be played.

The Dolphins are set to open up their season on the road against the New England Patriots on Sept. 13, but will return home one week later to host the Buffalo Bills in their home opener.

The Dolphins are also scheduled to play in four preseason games. Two of those are scheduled to take place at home, with the Aug. 20 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles at Hard Rock Stadium followed by a visit from the Detroit Lions on Aug. 27.

A heightened sense of anticipation about the Dolphins has taken place during the offseason, primarily due to some key free agent signings and the drafting of University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

The solid finish from last season, when the Dolphins won three of their last five games after winning only two of their first 11, has also whet the appetite of South Florida football fans.