Dolphins Stadium Name

A Hard Rock stadium sign hands in the stands during a ceremony for a stadium naming rights agreement between the Miami Dolphins NFL football team and Hard Rock International, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The naming rights comes as the Dolphins near completion on a $500 million renovation that includes a canopy over the stands. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) ORG XMIT: OTK

Lynne Sladky

The Miami Dolphins, who had their season opener postponed and have been driven to California this week because of Hurricane Irma, asked the NFL to move their October game against the New Orleans Saints from London back to Florida, according to the Miami Herald.

“I asked,” Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reportedly said Monday. “It will be played in London.”

Miami was scheduled to play Tampa Bay in Week 1, but the game was rescheduled for Nov. 19. Its opener will now be Sunday against San Diego.

The Dolphins then play at the New York Jets on Sept. 24 and in London against the Saints on Oct. 1.

The Dolphins will now play 16 games in a row. Their home opener will be Oct. 8 against the Tennessee Titans.

A person familiar with the situation says structural engineers will inspect the Miami Dolphins' stadium after a possible tornado was reported in the area during Hurricane Irma.

The person confirmed the planned inspection to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the Dolphins have not commented on the condition of the stadium. The team's complex in Davie, Florida appears to be fine in the wake of the storm, the person said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.