Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has announced that the Miami Dolphins will be the host team for the AFC Championship Game in Super Bowl XLIX.
Gase said in a press conference that the team will host a special Super Bowl event at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
“I think that’s a perfect spot for us because we’ve got some of the most talented players in the league, but also some of our greatest traditions,” Gase said.
“The Super Bowl is a great moment, but it also has a tremendous opportunity for our players to play on the biggest stage.”
The game will be played on February 7 at 7:00 p.m.
ET, and will be televised on ABC, NBC and CBS.
The game was originally scheduled to take place on February 8 but was pushed back due to Hurricane Irma.
“We’re not worried about our own playoff position,” Gases said.
He added that he believes the game will “have a little bit of a boost” if the Super Bowl has a “major” effect on the season.
On Friday, the Superbowl will kick off at 7 p.mpm. on ESPN.