Friday, May 25, 2007

Save the Miami Marine Stadium! Next Virginia Key Masterplan Public Meeting and Workshop: June 20th

For all of those who want to save the Miami Marine Stadium, the next Virginia Key Masterplan and Workshop will be:

Wednesday, June 20th
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
La Salle High School (Cafeteria)
3601 South Miami Avenue
According to the City of Miami Planning Department, "the focus of this meeting is to hold a design workshop intended to generate a list of island-wide improvements for the future of Virginia Key."
MVB urges you to attend this meeting to make your case for saving the Marine Stadium. If you cannot attend, we hope you will consider expressing your desire to save the stadium through a "feedback" link provided here.
UpDate (8/20/08): The third public meeting for the Virginia Key Master Plan will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2008. The latest design ideas will be presented by EDSA, the lead consultant.

When & WhereTuesday, August 26, 2008
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Miami City Hall Chambers
3500 Pan American Drive

For more information on the Virginia Key Master Plan, please visit

UpDate (9/19/08): Friends of the Miami Marine Stadium pulled off a major coup: they got the World Monuments Fund to endorse saving the Marine Stadium. This couldn't have happened at a better time because The City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board will discuss and possibly make a determination of the final historic designation of the Miami Marine Stadium at their meeting on Tuesday, October 7, at 3:00 PM, City of Miami Commission Chambers. Failure to do so should make them look like idiots-- or at least suspiciously on the take. If you got the time, try to stop by to make your voice heard.

UpDate (10/7/08): The City of Miami historic preservation board finally saw the light: by a vote of 8-0, it agreed to designate the Miami Marine Stadium worthy of preservation as an historic site. Let's see the visionless try to knock it down now!


Anonymous said...

Is that City of Miami commissioner still dancing around your question?

Verticus S. Erectus said...

He's still dancing.

Anonymous said...

Everyone who cares about Virginia Key should make a special effort to attend or send in comments to make
Sure all of Virginia Key is preserved and protected for the public.
Virginia Key is the last, largest remaining undeveloped waterfront land in the City of Miami. It's green, wild and full
of wildlife. It 's a great place to swim, fish, hike, bike, watch the sunsets and sunrises, picnic, play ball with your kids, fly a kite or just enjoy the natural beauty of our surroundings. But the City wants to develop areas for commercial uses.
The planning workshop also offers an opportunity to restore the Marine Stadium, considered Miami-Dade County's greatest engineering marvel of the Postwar Period. Its steel and concrete construction, which is magnificent, has stood the test of time and withstood hurricanes. The stadium provides breathtaking views of Virginia Key, Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline and is a major component of the "Rickenbacker Causeway Architectural District," including Crandon Park, Virginia Key Beach, Miami Seaquarium and Crandon Boulevard. But it could obliterated in favor of six-level shopping center.

Please get involved. We only have one chance to do it right!