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Marine Stadium Named to World Monuments Fund 2010 Watch List
The Marine Stadium has been named to the World Monuments Fund 2010 Watch List along with other sites such as Macchu Picchu and the Center Cities of Buenos Aires and Old Jerusalem.

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Letters of Support

The letters of support below will give you a sense of the strong and broad based support for the Stadium. Many of the letters address the issue of feasibility as well. Read them-and you'll quickly understand the great potential that the Stadium has to serve our community. Check back to this page often; we're adding letters all the time.

We would be delighted to post appropriate letters on our website. Please contact us directly for more information or send letters to

 Friends of Miami Marine Stadium

1390 Ocean Drive #207

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Miami Dade State Legislative Delegation

Here is a letter of support from the Miami Dade State Legislative Delegation, signed by Eddy Gonzalez, Chair of the Delegation and Jose Felix Diaz, Vice Chair of the Delegation. We have been working them since February and we are delighted to have their support and involvement in our effort.


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Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA)

Here is a Resolution from GMBHA-the most important organization representing the hospitality industry in Miami Dade County. We're delighted to have their support!


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Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Attached is a strong Resolution from the Greater Miami Chamber, Miami's pre-eminent business organization. We are deligted to have their storng support moving forward. The restoration of Miami Marine Stadium is part of the 2013-2014 Chamber goals.


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Antique Boat Musem

The Antique Boat Museum of Clayton NY is the largest freshwater nautical museum in the United States. They would like to work with us to create and fund a satellite museum in the proposed Maritime Center to be located WEst of the Marine Stadium.


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Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council

We have been working with the Department of Cultural Affairs for three years. We look forward to continuing to work with both the Department and the Cultural Arts Council to make assure that the Marine Stadium is a terrific showcase for the Arts in Miami Dade County.


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Tourism Cares

Tourism Cares is a not for profit organization funded by the travel industry which seeks to encourage the preservation of historic places. The organization   looks forward to the opportunity to sponsor a "Tourism Cares Volunteer Weekend" to support the restoration of the Miami Marine Stadium.


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Latin Chamber of Commerce

Business groups like the Latin Chamber of Commerce recognize that the restoration of the Marine Stadium will have a positive economic impact on Miami and South Florida


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National Trust For Historic Preservation

The letter is from Stephanie Meeks, President of The National Trust. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has been an important soucre of support for the Marine Stadium, through inclusion on the Trust's "11 Most Endangered" list in 2009 and grants for an engineering study and the Floating Stage Design Contest. Recently, the Trust named the Marine Stadium to its list of National Treasures, which means that the Stadium is now in line for additional support to move the project forward.


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Natives of Dade

We have made over 50 community presentations to various organizations in Miami. The Natives of Dade are know as much about the history of Miami as any group. We are apppreciative to have their full support for the restoration of the Marine Stadium.


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Miami Dragon Slayers

Dragon Boat races are the fastest growing outdoor spectator sport in the world. The Miami Dragon Slayers have worked with us since we formed in 2008. There is tremendous opportunity for major dragon boat festivals at the Marine Stadium.


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South Florida Triathletes

Triathlons are a rapidly growing sport and the South Florida Triathletes (SFT), with over 500 members, is the most important particapatory triathlon group in South Florida.

 

Even in its current state, the Marine Stadium is used for major triathlon events. We have worked with SFT for several years, and we look forward to collaborating with them to make the Marine Stadium and Basin a world class triathlon venue.


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Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce

As of December, 2011, we had made presentations about the Marine Stadium to seven Rotary Clubs, four Chambers of Commerce, and other business organizations. The Marine Stadium always gets a great response. We look forward to working with the Miami Beach Chamber-and the many other business organizations we work with-to make the Marine Staidum a real economic asset to our community.


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Miami Symphony Orchesta

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) is Miami's flagship professional orchestra. Tho organization enthusiastically supports the restoration of the Miami Marine Stadium and envisions doing a concert series at the Stadium.


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Joseph King, Executive Director, AMIKIDS

AMIKIDS Miami Dade is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing our community's troubled youth with a promising future. The program, which oriented to 14-19 years olds, has an extremely high 80% success rate. AMIKIDS has a branch located on Virginia Key near to the Stadium. Friends of Miami Marine Stadium looks forward to working with AMIKIDS on area cleanups, restoration projects, and unofficial sea grass surveys. Attached is a letter of support from Joseph King, the Executive Director of Miami-Dade AMIKIDS. It is these types of connections that we seek to foster to make the Marine Stadium a real community purpose building.


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Miami Tri Events

The Marine Stadium Basin is a world class triathlon site. For the last three years, we have been working with Miami Tri Events, a major triathlon promoter wthich has pioneered triathlons at the Marine Stadium. They understand the importance of a restored Stadium and we are pleased to have their support.


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Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is organization responsible for tourism and convention promotion of Miami Dade County. GMCVB is strongly supportive of the restoration of the Marine Stadium as it will be a terrific asset to stimulate tourism.


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Kiwanis Club of Little Havana

This is actually our second letter of support from the very important Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. We are pleased to have their support, and look forward to working with the Kiwanis Club so that they can put concerts and other events at the Marine Stadium.


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Miami Dade Sports Commission

Miami Dade Sports Commission (MDSC) is a County organization that seeks to promotes sporting events in Miami Dade County to encourage economic development and tourism. We are pleased to have their strong support.


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National Marine Manufacturers Association

People we have talked with in the Marine Industry have consistently voiced support for the restoration of the Miami Marine Stadum. THe National Marine Manufacturers Association-which produces the Miami Boat SHow-agrees.


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Caribbean American Heritage of Florida
Miami is a mosaic of many different interests and communities. The Marine Stadium can be a place for many of these communities to gather and celebrate. This letter from Caribbean American Heritage of Florida is an example of our outreach efforts.

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