The Miami Dolphins are a professional football team which competes in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. Founded in 1966 by attorney-politician Joe Robbie and actor-comedian Danny Thomas, the team is the oldest professional sports team in Florida. As of 2018, the franchise value of the Miami Dolphins stood at around 2.6 billion U.S. dollars.
The team is headquartered in Davie, Florida and plays its home games at the Hard Rock Stadium in the northern suburb of Miami Gardens. The team recorded an average regular season home attendance of 65,560 in 2018 and the average ticket price for a Dolphins game in that year was 86.36 U.S. dollars. The team’s revenue in 2017 amounted to approximately 414 million U.S. dollars and its operating income for that year was 56 million U.S. dollars.
The Miami Dolphins have appeared in five Super Bowls winning three. They became the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls in 1971, 1972, and 1973, and only the second team to win back-to-back Super Bowls in ’72 and ‘73. Their last Super Bowl appearance was in 1984, a drought of 32 years. Dan Marino is the most renowned Miami Dolphin player. Despite never winning a Super Bowl title Marino is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in American football history.
The team remains popular among followers of the game of football both in America and worldwide. As of 2019, the Dolphins had a combined total of about 3.26 million Facebook fans and Twitter followers.
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