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MIAMI MARINE STADIUM

MIAMI MARINE STADIUM
Miami, Florida, United States
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BACKGROUND

Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe Miami Marine Stadium was the first purpose-built venue for powerboat racing in the United States. Designed by Cuban-American architect Hilario Candela, this 1960s concrete Modernist icon is a sentimental favorite for many in the Miami community.

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2006 city development plans called for the demolition of the stadium. However, thanks to strong advocacy efforts and public outcry, the city’s plans were subsequently revised and the stadium was designated a local landmark in October 2008.

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WHY IT MATTERS

For the citizens of Miami, the stadium represents the modernity of a growing city and the international cultural influences that helped shape it. Miami Marine Stadium defined a significant shift in American architectural style from staid civic buildings to exuberant structures reflecting changing tastes and a desire to project the city as a forward-looking place. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Revival on the Horizon for Historic Miami Marine Stadium
Architectural Record, Thursday, January 26, 2012
Miami City Mayor on The Takeaway
The Takeaway, Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Engineering Study: Miami Marine Stadium Repairable, Cost Less than Once Thought
Miami Herald Urbanista! Blog, Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Miami Marine Stadium Repair Costs Could Be Less than Thought
Miami Herald, Monday, February 1, 2010
A Stadium Comeback
Metropolis Magazine, Friday, December 18, 2009
Saving Miami Marine Stadium
CBS 4, Saturday, November 7, 2009