OXNARD, Calif. — Just as this week is a unique experience for the Dolphins, so will be Sunday’s game.
The Los Angeles Chargers’ temporary home is the 27,000-seat Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif., home of Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy.
You’d have to go back to 1987 for a game involving the Dolphins with a crowd that small.
That was a strike year.
Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had to search his memory bank for the last time he performed before such a tiny gathering.
“I can’t think back to back to a situation in the pros or especially not in college, as Nebraska has 90-100,000 people,” Suh said. “But I guess I would just go back to saying it’ll be similar to a high school or a small college, wherever it may be. I could say going out to Florida (International) I believe is where we had our first prep practice and live scrimmage my first year down here in Miami. I can think back to that.”
The last Dolphins crowd this size was a home game against Kansas City in the ’87 strike year that drew 26,776, followed by another strike game at the New York Jets that drew 18,249.
For the record, the first-ever Dolphins game, in 1966, had 25,188 in attendance at the Orange Bowl. There were 26,776 tickets sold for that one.
Not surprisingly, Dolphins coach Adam Gase isn’t sweating the size of the crowd Sunday. He said he’s not factoring the lack of crowd noise into his offensive plans.
“That’s really something I don’t…
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