Miami Marine Stadium
Take a 360-degree virtual tour around the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key in Miami, Florida.
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About the Miami Marine Stadium
The Miami Marine Stadium was built in 1963 on Virginia Key by the Millman Construction Company of Miami Beach, Florida for roughly $2 million dollars. This was the first time a stadium was built in the United States, specifically for powerboat racing. The stadium was designed by architect Hilario Candela to accommodate 6,500 excited spectators. Built using concrete, and huge horizontal beams, the stadium allowed for clear unobstructed panoramic views or the watercourse.
In 1992, the stadium was damaged in the category 5 hurricane, Hurricane Andrew and the city declared the concrete structure dangerous due to the amount of structural issues. Since then the abandoned property has been a place for graffiti artist to show off their skills and urban explorers alike. In 2008, an organization called Friends of Miami Marine Stadium was formed with the purpose of restoring the stadium and re-opening it. Lately, it has been used for fundraising events and even the Miami International boat show.
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