The University of Miami began collegiate football competition in 1926. The Hurricanes have had some legendary coaches including Andy Gustafson, Howard Schnellenberger, Jimmy Johnson, Dennis Erickson, Butch Davis, and Larry Coker. Under these incredible coaches, the Hurricanes won 5 national Championships - in 1983, 1897, 1989, 1991, and 2001, as well as 9 conference titles. Miami's most celebrated rivalries are with Florida and Florida State. The last quarter century has also shown the Hurricanes to be a springboard for a wealth of NFL talent: Vinny Testaverde, Warren Sapp, Santana Moss, Steve Walsh, and Bernie Kosar to name just a few. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Miami Hurricanes football tickets.
2015 Miami Hurricanes Season Preview
The 2013 season saw the Hurricanes rattle off 7 wins to open the season, with Stephen Morris and Duke Johnson headlining a dangerous offense that was clicking on all cylinders. An injury to Johnson and a gauntlet of an ACC schedule made the going tough for the Canes as they finished out the season losing 4 of their final 6 games. The Canes will look to replace Morris with talented freshman Brad Kaaya who will orchestrate the offense behind a veteran offensive line and with Johnson in the backfield. But the key to Miami’s success in 2014 will likely come on defense, where the Hurricanes have a veteran front 7, and a group of ball-hawks in the secondary. Miami opens the season with a rematch of last years Citrus Bowl, in Louisville’s ACC debut. A week 4 matchup at Nebraska highlights the non-conference schedule and tough matchups against Florida State, and at Virginia Tech will likely put the Canes on the national stage.
Check out our Miami Hurricanes Season Preview History page for previews of previous Hurricanes seasons.
Miami Hurricanes Football at Sun Life Stadium Address: 2269 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, Florida, 33056
The Miami Hurricanes played their home games at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida since 1932, but the program announced that starting in 2008 the team will play at Dolphin Stadium, now Sun Life Stadium. The move has been met with criticism, some claiming that the move from the Orange Bowl to Sun Life Stadium has already cursed the Miami Dolphins. It should be interesting to see how this storied program performs with a new coach, a new stadium, and rumors of curses flying. The Miami Hurricanes home bench is on the Sun Life Stadium sideline with sections 138-146. Sun Life Stadium parking information is covered in our Hurricanes event guide.
Miami vs. Florida State
If you’ve been a football fan over the last 20 years, you’ve watched some exciting FSU-Miami games. From “Wide Right” 1 & 2 to the 2004 Orange Bowl, we’ve seen some big games change the national championship landscape of the season on a single pass, run and even kick. The 2006 Seminoles-Hurricanes game is the most watched college football game in ESPN history.
Miami vs. Florida
It’s not a regularly scheduled game anymore now that the schools are in different conferences, but this is an intense game any time it’s played. Miami got big wins over the Gators in the 2001 Sugar Bowl and 2004 Peach Bowl, while the Gators finally broke through in 2008 to snap a 23-year drought. It’s the oldest rivalry Miami has, and if you get a chance to see it, don’t pass that up.
Miami in the BCS National Championship, Bowl Games, and ACC Championship
The Hurricanes are one of College Football’s most legendary teams having rattled off 34 consecutive wins from 2000-2003. Another impressive streak of theirs included a four-year run, which saw them end the season in a BCS Bowl game including two National Championship appearances. In 2002 they knocked off Nebraska to win their first ever BCS National Championship. To make matters better, during their brief 12-year stint in the Big East Conference before moving to the ACC in 2004, Miami collected nine Big East Conference Championships. Scary. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the ACC Championship Game.
Miami Hurricanes Event Guide
What are the best restaurants to visit for a Miami home game?
There are numerous options in a city like Miami, but Monty’s (on the water) is a great restaurant & bar to check out for a Hurricanes home game. Lincoln Road, in South Beach, is a great place to visit that is full of restaurant and shopping options.
What is the best place to stay when in Miami for a Hurricanes home game?
The Hurricanes play at Sun Life Stadium, in Miami Gardens, which is located approximately 30 minutes from the University of Miami campus. Brickell, Florida is a nice area near the stadium that gets fans out of the hustle and bustle of South Beach. Key Biscayne is another option for fans who want to experience the beautiful beaches of South Florida.
Does Sun Life Stadium serve alcohol for Miami Hurricane home games?
Yes, since the Hurricanes play games at an off-campus stadium, alcohol is served at games. A beer will cost around $9.00; margaritas and mixed drinks are also available. Try a Land Shark Lager, the unofficial beer of South Florida.