Dolphins include opener in ticket plan

The Miami Dolphins are making four-game ticket plans available

for fans, with their most attractive matchups included.

In what could be a signal the team is concerned the owners’

lockout of players will affect ticket sales, the Dolphins will

offer the home opener against New England, a Dec. 11 matchup with

Philadelphia and the New Year’s Day finale against the New York

Jets as part of two packages before those games go on sale on an

individual basis later in the summer. An Oct. 23 game with Denver

also is in that package, and fans can choose two of those

games.

They also can choose any two from a separate package of games

against Buffalo, Houston, Washington and Oakland.