Breaking: Dolphins could be looking for a new training home

The back of the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, FL. - Image by Brian Miller
The back of the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, FL. - Image by Brian Miller /

The Miami Dolphins may be leaving Davie, Fl by 2022 if the right opportunity presents itself. It would end a more than 20 year existence at their current facility.

According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are looking at options to move their headquarters and their training facility from Davie to Miami.

Miramar Mayor Wayne M. Messam wrote to his constituents on Thursday that “The Miami Dolphins want to move their Headquarters to Miramar!” Whether the Dolphins actually do want to move to Miramar or even leave Davie is not without uncertainty.

Beasley points out that the revelation of a potential move surfaced when the North American “bid book” for the 2026 World Cup showed hinted at the possible move.

"“Future Miami Dolphins Training Site, Miami, Florida: Scheduled to open in 2022, this future training site for the NFL Miami Dolphins will feature three pristine athletic fields, at least two of which will be natural grass playing surfaces.” – Via Adam Beasley Miami Herald."

The current Dolphins practice facility has undergone significant improvements over the last two decades and especially over the last five to ten years. You can see a video of the current facility by clicking  here.

It will also be interesting if a move by the Dolphins would also bring a new practice bubble as well or if the new facility will simply include a permanent structure housing an indoor field.

While nothing is imminent, Messam has scheduled a meeting on May 10th to discuss options. If the team is indeed planning to move their facility in 2022, an agreement will need to be made, potential land will need to be purchased (I can’t imagine the Dolphins not opting to own the land they put their next facility on) and then the actual construction of the facility.

Miami has been leasing their facility from Nova Southeastern University for 25 years so it would make sense for the team to move to Miami-Dade county. This is a still developing and fluid situation but we will keep you updated.