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Marine Stadium Named to World Monuments Fund 2010 Watch List
The Marine Stadium has been named to the World Monuments Fund 2010 Watch List along with other sites such as Macchu Picchu and the Center Cities of Buenos Aires and Old Jerusalem.

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The work of Friends of Miami Marine Stadium is supported in part by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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City of Miami Reports

Important documents related to Miami Marine Stadium will be posted here.

Economic Impact Study by Washington Economics Group

This study evaluates the Economic Impact of a restored Miami Marine Stadium.

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Memorandum of Understanding

In March, 2012 the Miami City Commission and MIami Sports and Exhibition Authority (MSEA) approved a Momerandum of Understanding (MOU) to enter into an agreement with Friends of Miami Marine Stadium to develop a plan for the restoration of and operation of Miami Marine Stadium.

Under the terms of the MOU, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium must present an operating and a site plan within six months and a plan for full funding of the Marine Stadium in two years. The Agreement was signed in May, 2012, and the "clock"starts at that time.

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U of Miami Proposals for Marine Stadium Site
The Marine Stadium is part of the City's vision for Virginia Key. What other types of activities/facilities should complement the Stadium?

In the spring of 2010, an MBA Finance Course from the University of Miami under the direction of Professor Andrea Heuson studied three different alternatives. The reports of the three student teams are below. Copy and paste the web links into your browser to see them.

The Marine Industry Trade Center


Retail Proposal


Maritime Museum


January, 2010 Engineering Study

This engineering study was organized with the assistance of the World Monuments Fund. Done by the engineering firm of Simpson Gumpertz and Heger (SGH), its purpose was to document the cost of restoration of the concrete. The study estimated that restoration costs would range from $5.5-$8.5 million, depending upon how much additional work is done to extend the life of the restoration. This figures compares to estimates as high as $15 million done in a previous report (2008) for the City of Miami.

SGH used core sampling techniques to document costs. The report done for the City was based on a visual inspection.  SGH is familiar with the Marine Stadiium as they had done a study in 1993 of the structure. The sub-contractor, Structural Preservation Systems, worked on the City's previous study.

The study recommends that a follow-on study is done to determine the condition and costs of the piles under the land and under the sea bed.

We very much appreciate the assistance of the World Monuments Fund in this study and would like to thank the other sponsors of the study:

The Villagers, Inc.
Dade Heritage Trust
The National Trust For Historic Preservation
The John & Selene Devaney Foundation
The Office of County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez

Structural Repair and Protection Cost Estimate and Attendant Condition Appraisal of the Miami Marine from Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.

Marine Stadium Basin-Historic Designation Appeal
On October 8, the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board designated both the Marine Stadium and the Basin as historic.

The City of Miami has appealed the designation of the Basin because it might impact other initiatives that may be proposed by EDSA, the City's consultant for the Virginia Key Master The designation of the Marine Stadium structure has not been appealed.


The Administration has dropped its appeal of the historic designation of the Basin and the envelope of land surrounding the Stadium. The designation-as approved by the City's Historic and Environmental Preservation Board-now is in place. We are very pleased with this result.

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EDSA Master Plan
On August 26, 2008, EDSA, the City's planning consultant for Virginia Key, unveiled its preliminary Master Plan. Click on the link below to go to the Planning Department website and view the Master Plan.


Review of City Engineering Study by Douglas Wood Associates

Attached is a review of the City Engineer's Report by Doug Wood, Engineer, our pro bono consultant. Mr. Wood's firm specializes in historic restoration projects; the firm has done work on structures such as The Biltmore, VIzcaya, and the Commission Chambers of Miami City Hall.

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Marine Stadium Engineering Study

This study, prepared for the City by Astorino Architects and Engineers in July, 2008, reviews the structural conditions of the Marine Stadium.

View the complete report (PDF, 10 Mb).

Staff Report on Historic Designation
The City of Miami reviewed our proposal to nominate the Marine Stadium for landmark status. As you can see, the staff of the Historic Environmental and Preservation Board gave the proposal a very postiive review.
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Report to Nominate Marine Stadium For Historic Designation
This report was prepared by Jorge Hernandez, architect, Dade Heritage Trust Board member and University of Miami Professor of Architecture. It was submitted to the City of Miami's Historic Environmental and Preservation Board
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1993 Engineering Study of Marine Stadium
This report on the Stadium was done by the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company in 1993 after Hurricane Andrew. The report showed that the Stadium could have been repaired for a cost estimated between $2-3 milion and the Stadium was not damaged during Hurricane Andrew (page 40). Unfortunately, the City did not act on the results of this study.
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