Today's workout was featured at the historical site of the Miami Marine Stadium!
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The Marine Stadium is located on Rickenbacker Causeway (Virginia Key) in beautiful Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida. Built in 1963, the Stadium is recognized today as an architectural marvel, boasting the largest span of cantilevered concrete in the world. It is also the first stadium purpose-built for powerboat racing in the United States.
The venue, located just south of Downtown Miami, was revered for its scenic views of Downtown and Miami Beach, hosting motorboat events, and events featuring the likes of Mitch Miller, Sammy Davis, Jr., and U.S. President Richard Nixon (whose seasonal winter residence, dubbed "the Florida White House," was on nearby Key Biscayne).
From its opening for nearly 30 years, the stadium was used for its intended "water sports" as well as concerts, sporting events such as boxing, which began in 1972. In the wake of Hurricane Andrew, it was declared an unsafe building under Miami-Dade County building code on September 18, 1992.
The Stadium was host for many world class powerboat events including Unlimited Hydroplane, Inboard, Outboard, Performance Craft, Stock, Modified, Grand National divisions as well as other special event races. The Stadium was also the site of a number of nationally televised events including the Bill Muncey Invitational and the ESPN All American Challenge Series. The last major race in the Stadium was the 1987 Inboard Hydroplane national Championship.
Since its condemnation in 1992, the stadium has become a haven for graffiti artists, but remains an attraction for its photographic panoramic view of the central business districts and barrier islands of Miami.
On February 20, 2008, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium (FMMS) was formed as an all-volunteer organization. The effort undertaken by FMMS is the first-and only feasible plan in 20 years for restoration and operation of the property. . Since then, FMMS has provided over $600,000 to the cause and has never received nor requested funding from the City of Miami for its efforts.
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Video recorded by Marlene James and edited by Eric Estevez.
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