At a time when the Dolphins and every other team want to see as many paying customers as possible regardless of fan affiliation, receiver Brian Hartline has a message for folks inclined to attend games at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium: We don’t want New York fans.
“In the past there have been some New York teams that at times have had some pretty good representation at our stadium, especially in the lower seating,” Hartline said during a Tuesday teleconference with fans, via Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post. “We definitely want to get that fixed. We want to get more of our Dolphins fans, hear more of the roars on our plays that are successful.”
Ideally, only Dolphins fans would attend Dolphins games. But owners don’t discriminate when it’s time to sell tickets. Though they’d rather sell a seat to a fan of their team than a fan of the opponent, they’d much rather sell a ticket to a fan of the opponent than no one.
Especially the Dolphins, who in 2011 held a University of Florida reunion game on Miami University’s field in order to attract as many folks as possible who’d be rooting for former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.