The University of Miami announced today that the Hurricanes football team will move its home football games to Dolphin Stadium beginning with the 2008 football season. One of the most state-of-the-art stadiums in the country, the facility will provide student-athletes and fans with a first-class experience both on and off the field.

"This is a painful and sad decision. We all love the Orange Bowl, its history and traditions," said University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala. "Mayor Diaz and the Commissioners of the City of Miami made an extraordinary effort to identify funds and design a renovation. But in the end it wasn't enough.