(Oct. 20, 2005) -- The game between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas
City Chiefs was rescheduled to Friday night, Oct. 21, to beat Hurricane
Wilma's arrival in Florida.
The game will begin at 7 p.m. ET instead of Sunday afternoon, which is
about when Wilma is expected to hit Florida's southwestern coast.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said broadcast and television details were
being worked out.
It's the third time since the start of the 2004 season that the Dolphins
have rescheduled a home game because of a looming hurricane. Last year's
home opener against Tennessee was played a day early because of
Hurricane Ivan, and the Dolphins' Week 3 game with Pittsburgh was pushed
back 7½ hours by Hurricane Jeanne.
Moving the game to this Friday night will enable emergency personnel and
others in the South Florida community to focus on preparing for the
approach of Hurricane Wilma.
CBS will televise the game live to the Miami and Kansas City primary and
secondary markets, which are WFOR/Miami, WPEC/West Palm Beach and
WINK/Ft. Myers in the Dolphins' area, and KCTV/Kansas City and
WIBW/Topeka in the Chiefs' territory.
For customers of Sirius Satellite Radio, the game will be available live
on Friday at 7 p.m. ET on Channel 121 for the Chiefs' radio broadcast
and Channel 131 for the Dolphins' broadcast.
On NFL.com, fans can follow the GameCenter live on
the scoreboard, or listen to the local radio broadcast of the game
via the Field Pass subscription service. (Field Pass is available on a seven-day free trial basis for first-time
A tape-delayed telecast of the Dolphins-Chiefs game will be shown
nationally on NFL Network on Sunday night, Oct. 23, at a time to be