Miami Stadium Gets Revived

The formerly abandoned

Miami Marine Stadium
Rick Booth
– Miami Marine Stadium

The Sept. 3 festival featuring country acts such as Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, Montgomery Gentry and Brooke Eden will be the first music event at the park in 25 years. The park’s stadium, where iconic acts including Queen, The Beach Boys and

“Nineteen ninety-two was probably the last time we had a concert there,” Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso told the paper. “So, from our perspective, we are beyond happy that a venue that went silent for more than 20 years is coming back to life. With the renovation of the full stadium coming, people can see what exists and what can be done.”

The city has debated on what to do with the deserted stadium for years, but things started looking up last November when city commissioners approved a $45 million bond proposal to borrow money to fund the venue.  

Alfonso told the paper that the city will put out bids for managers to operate the venue after it finishes reviewing construction designs.

“We’re restoring what is a historic building to its former glory,” Alfonso said.

For now, events like Tequila Bay will be held in the park area outside of the stadium, as the actual venue is still unsafe for use.