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Check back here often for information about news and events for Miami Marine Stadium!

April 18, 2024 

Miami Herald

“This Miami landmark may finally be saved. Making the case for the Miami Marine Stadium”. A strong editorial that provides the rationale for restoring Miami Marine Stadium. This is the 11th favorable editorial about the Stadium that the Herald has written.



April 14, 2024 

Miami Herald

“Miami Marine Stadium resurrection? After 32 years, support grows to reopen historic venue”. Terrific article that was a front page story. It outlines the positive results of the Marine Stadium financial feasibility study by AMS Planning and Research and also notes strong support for the project from District 2 Commissioner Damian Pardo and Mayor Francis Suarez.  Link


April 9, 2024 

Miami Herald

“How did this Miami Stadium Look In its Heydey? These Photos Show It” A great photo album with some images we have never seen before, taken from the Mimai Herald photo archives.  Link


Ocotber 31, 2023 

Miami Today

“Miami Marine Stadium Funding Decimated” The Miami City Commission defers re-authorization of up to $55.2 million in bond financing for the Stadium’s reconstruction, but approves $6 million in bond financing for a Stadium basin boat ramp and mooring field. Commissioners expressed frustration that the administration had not yet presented the Commission-instructed feasibility study for the Stadium’s operations. Link


Miami Today
“Miami City Commission Sidtetracks Funds To Restore Miami Marine Stadium.” Article by John Charles Robbins. The Miami CIty Commission voted to defer re-authorization of revenue bonds and to request a feasibility study. $45 million in revenue bonds were originally authorized to restore the Stadium in 2017. This authorization expired in November, 2021. link

Washington Post
“As the Miami Skyline Booms, the Future of a Brutalist Gem Hangs In the Balance”. Feature article by Christine Armario. The article describes why the Marine Stadium is considered a highly significant building. link

Miami Today
“Why Should the City Restore Miami Marine Stadium?” op ed by Donald Worth. link

Miami Today
“Profit A Key To Marine Stadium’s Restoration”, Advocate Says. Article by John Charles Robbins. This article explains why the Marine Stadium can be very successful-and profitable. link

Islander News
“Hilario Candela, Architect of Miami Marine Stadiium, Remembered As a Visionary and Innovator”. Article by Hillard Grossman, discusses Hilario’s philosophy as an architect.

Miami Herald
“Architect of Iconic Marine Stadiuim Dies at 87”. A thoughtful article by Andres Viglucci about Hilario Candela, who passed away due to covid. link

Islander News
“Marine Stadium Rehab Efforts A Celebration of Cuban Architecture”. This is a comprehensive article about the September 13 zoom presentation of the Miami Center of Architecture and Design “From Havana to Miami:The Architectural and Cultural Significance of Miami Marine Stadium.” Panelists included Miami Dade District 7 Representative Raquel Regalado (moderator), Frank Sanchis and Javier Ors Ausin of the World Monuments Fund, Rosa Lowinger of RLA Art and Architecture Conservation, and special guest Hilario Candela, architect, Miami Marine Stadium. 

Miami Today Editorial
“At Last, Miami Probes Marine Stadium Economics”, editorial by publisher Michael Lewis. In this article, Lewis states that it is essential that before the City proceeds with restoration, the financial feasibility of the Marine Stadium should be analyzed by an independent professional.  We agree; based on our investigations, we are very confident about the results of this study. It will provide us with facts which are needed for approval by the Miami City Commission.

MEGA TV-“2020”
This Spanish language show is hosted by Tomas Regalado, former Mayor of the City of Miami and an important proponent of restoration of the Marine Stadium. Interview with Don Worth, Co-Founder of Restore Marine Stadium. the interview is in both Spanish and English and is 12 minutes in length.

Sports Illustrated Magazine
“Power Boats and Paints Cans: In Miami, a Relic of a Marina finds new life, again”, article by Jessica Smetana

A major article in America’s #1 Sports Magazine about Miami Marine Stadium. Also, please note the video at the top of the article which features an interview with Hilario Candela, the architect of the Miami Marine Stadium

Miami Herald
“We’ve Talked Long Enough. Restore Miami Marine Stadium to the Jewel it once was/Opinion”

Op Ed by Restore Miami Marine Stadium Co-Founder Donald Worth. link

Miami Herald
“Miami Marine Stadium is closer to $45 million makeover, but City is obscuring detailed plan.”

This is a detailed front page story in the Miami Herald which describes the current issues and timetable for restoration of the Marine Stadium. The plans will be revealed in due course and should not prove to be controversial. It’s good to see positive comments from Mayor Francis Suarez, District Commissioner Ken Russell and  City Manager Art Noreiga. link

Miami Today
“New Designs of park surrounding Miami Marine Stadium” Article notes the importance of keeping the Marine Stadium open as part of the passive park.

The concept of treating the Marine Stadium as a park-and not just event space-came from legendary real estate developer Tony Goldman (Ocean Drive, Wynwood, Soho). To see Tony walking in to the Marine Stadium for the first time and hearing his creative ideas, click on this

Artwork Inspired by The Miami Marine Stadium
Video Produced by the City of Miami about our Marine Stadium Seat Exhibit during Art Basel, 2019

Miami Herald
“Artists Turn Miami Marine Stadium Seats Into Art. These Seats Once Held Jimmy Buffett Fans.” Front page story in the Sunday Herald-during Art Basel!

Marine Stadium Seat Art Exhibit During Art Basel, 2019

16 Artists Displayed Their Marine Stadium Seats at the Historic Macy’s Building in Downtown Miami.

Miami New Times
“”Exhibit lf Seats Could Talk Repurposes Miami Marine Stadium Chairs”

Soul of Miami
“”Will Miami Marine Stadium Ever Be Restored?”

Ocean Drive Magazine Article (Web)
“”Miami Marine Stadiium Reimagined As A Modern Marvel”

WLRN Radio Interview and Article
“New Exhibit Features Artwork Made From Historic Chairs Of The Miami Marine Stadium”

Dance Party Photographs

July 31 Dance Party for IF SEATS COULD TALK exhibit at Miami Design Preservation League Welcome Center!

Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

After Holding Fannies For 30 Years, Miami Marine Stadium Seats Become Works of Art

Opening Night, IF SEATS COULD TALK Exhibit at Miami Design Preservation League Welcome Center

The first night of our five month long exhibition of Miami Marine Stadium Art Seats at MDPL was a big success!

“Final Designs Unveiled for Miami Marine Stadium”. Interview with architects Richard Heisenbottle and Hilario Candela. Permitting for the project is complete. This story outlines the timeline forrestoration. About  2/1 minutes in length link

Miami Marine Stadium Seat Exhibit During Art Basel

Our first exhibition of Marine Stadium Art Seats wowed visitors at the Miami Dome during Art Basel, 2018