Miami Marine Stadium July 28, 2016

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Heineken USA, is on a mission to jumpstart the restoration of the historic Miami Marine Stadium after decades of deterioration. Built in 1963, Miami Marine Stadium was the first powerboat racing venue in the United States. The 6,566-seat grandstand also hosted hundreds of legendary concerts, events, and parties overlooking Miami’s ever-growing skyline. Now the once-visionary venue has sat vacant and abandoned ever since Hurricane Andrew washed ashore in 1992.

With its iconic concrete roof and unique waterside location, in its heyday the stadium was unlike any other place that existed in the world, and is what provides the inspiration and motivation to help bring it back to life today. The groups are close to making their vision a reality and have launched a $20,000 fundraising campaign to remove and re-purpose the worn and weathered seats. Awareness is at an all-time high, and important engineering studies are already underway.

Donors are invited to imagine sitting in one of the new seats and watching a concert under the stars, with Biscayne Bay’s cool breeze and the skyscrapers of downtown in the distance, just the way it used to be.

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