Here are the best Miami sporting events to attend in August: miamidolphins.com.
FC Barcelona vs. SSC Napoli. Leo Messi is arguably the greatest soccer player in the universe. Wednesday, August 7, he'll hit the field with FC Barcelona in a match against SSC Napoli at Hard Rock Stadium. Messi’s Barca is basically the Harlem Globetrotters to SSC Napoli’s Washington Generals, but that’s why this match will be fun. Messi will bring along fellow soccer studs Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez, Coutinho, Frenkie de Jong, and the other Barca badasses in what is expected to be a raucous affair. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens. Tickets start at $45 via hardrockstadium.com.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins Preseason Opener. Preseason football is the time to start getting excited about the upcoming NFL season. It's the time to watch for potential breakout stars and drape oneself in hope — except when it comes to the Dolphins. For Fins fans, preseason football is just another excuse to tailgate and get sloshed with friends. Thursday, August 8, Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons will visit Miami for the Dolphins 2019 preseason opener at Hard Rock Stadium. Get the coolers ready. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens. Tickets start at $6 and can be purchased via hardrockstadium.com.
Big3 Basketball. Ice Cube will take his old-man basketball tournament to the American Airlines Arena Saturday, August 10. NBA stars Chris “Birdman” Andersen, Gilbert Arenas, Carlos Boozer, Joe Johnson, Drew Gooden, Greg Oden, Lamar Odom, Jason Richardson, Brian Scalabrine, Nate Robinson, Carlos Arroyo, and many others will compete in a three-on-three tournament at the Triple A. It’s like an NBA wax museum come to life, and it sounds glorious. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 10, at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased via aaarena.com
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins. The third preseason game is generally where NFL fans get to see what the starting lineup will look like for the rest of the season. So when the Dolphins host the Jaguars Thursday, August 22, Fins fans will get their first glimpse of what the team will look like in 2019. Chances are it won't look all that great. But crazier things have happened. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 22, at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens. Tickets start at $5 via hardrockstadium.com.