Rebirth of the Miami Marine Stadium

By | March 8th, 2012 | 4 Comments

From design to setting, the Miami Marine Stadium is perhaps the most striking structure in the city, and, until recently, it was one of the most endangered historic places in the nation. Thanks to vigorous, ongoing activism by preservationists, including Hilario Candela (below), the architect who designed it as a 27-year-old Cuban immigrant, the stadium has a good chance of reopening to the public as a one-of-a-kind entertainment venue. To read more about the building and its architect, read my story in The Atlantic Cities, which features a collection of beautiful photographs by Robby Campbell.

'Hilario Candela' by Robby Campbell

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4 Comments on “Rebirth of the Miami Marine Stadium”

  1. 1 George said at 9:51 am on March 8th, 2012:

    One of my favorite redevelopment ideas for this site is as a “floating ” soccer stadium. Build multi purpose / transportable platform that can be purposed for use as a musical venue/ multi sport field or just plain removed in order to bring back aquatic shows.

  2. 2 Jordan Melnick said at 10:52 am on March 8th, 2012:

    Cool concept. I’d like to see the stadium used for music concerts again. With an inbound breeze, it would be magical.

  3. 3 Jessy said at 11:51 am on March 9th, 2012:

    This would be a phenomenal spot for concerts to be held at. What a great view! Hopefully it falls into the right hands.

  4. 4 DawnTown said at 3:03 pm on March 27th, 2012:

    If you’d like to see more examples of floating stages then check out our blog and flickr site. DawnTown held a design competition for this great project to add a floating stage component to compliment the stadium. For images from that competition you can see them all at:

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