Marlins Park to host college football game

FIU will play Miami at stadium, which sits on site of former Orange Bowl

January 17th, 2019

MIAMI -- College football will be returning to the location of the historic Orange Bowl.

Florida International University announced it will host the University of Miami at Marlins Park on Nov. 23. Marlins Park, home of the Miami Marlins since it opened in 2012, is located on the grounds where the Miami Orange Bowl once stood.

"We are very excited to be able to provide our fan base and the local football fan base a marquee matchup," FIU executive director of sports and entertainment Pete Garcia said.

Marlins Park has been the site of college football in the past, hosting the Miami Beach Bowl from 2014-16.

With a football capacity expected to be around 40,000, FIU said that the only way to guarantee a ticket for the game is by purchasing or renewing season tickets for its 2019 football season.

FIU and Miami renewed their football rivalry in 2018, playing at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Hurricanes.

The Miami Orange Bowl opened in 1937 as Burdine Stadium before being renamed in '59. It was the home of the Miami Hurricanes (until 2007) and Miami Dolphins (until 1986), as well as the annual Orange Bowl game and five Super Bowls.

FIU is coached by Butch Davis, a former UM coach. The Hurricanes are coached by Manny Diaz.