Miami Dolphins will play game in 30,000-seat stadium next season

Normally the home of an MLS team, Stubhub Center will host the Chargers next season. (Getty Images)

Normally the home of an MLS team, Stubhub Center will host the Chargers next season. (Getty Images)

This will be one of the most unusual fan experiences in the league. As part of their move from San Diego to Los Angeles, the Chargers will use Stubhub Center as their home stadium the next two seasons.

What’s strange about that? It normally plays host to a soccer team and has a capacity of 30,000.

The Dolphins will play there next season at a yet-to-be-determined date when they visit the Chargers. Miami faces the entire AFC West, with visits to Los Angeles and Kansas City and home games against the Broncos and Raiders.

It promises to be the smallest crowd for a Dolphins game, home or away, since 1987. In October of that season, Miami played a game at the Jets that had a recorded attendance of 18,249. That contest featured replacement players.

The Dolphins have played six games since 1970, all on the road, that featured crowd’s under 30,000. Those were at the Patriots (1970 and ’82), Seahawks (1977 and ’87), Baltimore Colts (1983) and the aforementioned Jets game.

Stubhub Center opened in 2003 and has hosted the L.A. Galaxy soccer team since then. It’s in Carson, Calif., and the Chargers will play there until moving into a new stadium in Inglewood with the Rams in 2019.

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