TOM SHEEHY AND MIAMI MARINE STADIUM—MIAMI ORIGINALS
He attended Miami public schools until high school, when he was admitted to the first class at Columbus High School. While still working as an airline pilot in the 1960’s, Sheehy started racing small hydroplane boats, with good success. There was a 10 race Unlimited Hydroplane series with the first race of the season always at Miami Marine Stadium. The hydroplane drivers had the highest fatality rate of any sport or profession. He retired from hydroplane racing due to the extreme risk, and his 2 sons, Patrick and Dan.communitynewspapers.com
City clears roadblock to restoration of Miami Marine Stadium
City clears roadblock to restoration of Miami Marine StadiumWritten by Gabriel Poblete on December 29, 2020AdvertisementMiami commissioners have passed zoning legislation essential to restore Miami Marine Stadium. During an earlier Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board meeting, the city’s deputy planning director, Jeremy Calleros Gauger, said the legislation applies to Miami Marine Stadium. “To be frank, what we’re talking about is the historic Marine Stadium on Virginia Key.”A significant restoration of Miami Marine Stadium could be on the horizon, with city staff saying they could soon go out to procure a general contractor. Some board members questioned whether it could be used elsewhere because it didn’t explicitly refer to historic structures. “If the Marine Stadium had been in continuous use, we wouldn’t need this,” he said, “or if it only had that brief window when it wasn’t used.”miamitodaynews.com
Miami Marine Stadium, if restored, couldn’t welcome public
Miami Marine Stadium, if restored, couldn’t welcome publicWritten by John Charles Robbins on November 17, 2020AdvertisementImagine the City of Miami spending more than $40 million to restore the iconic Marine Stadium only to be prohibited from using it for “public assembly” because that special use permit expired long ago after the stadium was closed in 1992 in the wake of Hurricane Andrew. That’s the reality facing city officials, who have been pushing for a zoning text amendment to once again allow the stadium to host large crowds. City commissioners are scheduled to hold a second and final hearing today (11/19) on a zoning code amendment that would again allow public assemblies at Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key. Snow said the amendment has been approved by the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board and on first reading by the city commission. Place of assembly, which is a defined use in Miami 21, is not a permitted use in Civic Space Zones.miamitodaynews.com
Where’s business plan to run a restored marine stadium?
Where’s business plan to run a restored marine stadium? Written by Michael Lewis on October 6, 2020AdvertisementA revered crumbling landmark, Miami Marine Stadium, is once again near a city rescue. Without a business plan, restoration followed again by decay is a sure bet. As for restoring Miami Marine Stadium in hopes someone will later figure out how to program it without loss, look at Homestead, which build a stadium for Major League spring training. In any plan for Miami Marine Stadium, the city must reveal future use for the surrounding land.miamitodaynews.com
Miami Marine Stadium renovation contract nears
Miami Marine Stadium renovation contract nearsWritten by John Charles Robbins on September 30, 2020AdvertisementThe long-awaited restoration of Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key is one major step closer to reality, according to the city’s Office of Capital Improvements. This news was reported by Hector L. Badia and Jocelyn Nguema, with the Office of Capital Improvements. Much of the barrier island is owned by the City of Miami, including the historic waterfront stadium and basin. Ms. Nguema said the Office of Capital Improvements is constantly reviewing the scope of the stadium restoration and projected costs. Along with the planned flex park improvements and additions, the city is considering building a maritime center next to the stadium.miamitodaynews.com
1 person dead after watercraft accident near Marine Stadium
VIRGINIA KEY, MIAMI, Fla. – A watercraft accident near Miami Marine Stadium has left 1 person dead, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officials who are conducting the investigation. The crash happened around 5 p.m. Saturday when the unidentified victim was riding a personal watercraft near Miami Marine Stadium on Rickenbacker Causeway and lost control, colliding with a concrete structure, according to investigators. Miami Fire Rescue transported the victim to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial where he died from his injuries. Local 10 is working to obtain more detailed information.) Assignment desk editor Wilson Louis contributed to this story.
Coast Guard stops illegal charter boat near Miami Marine Stadium
MIAMI An illegal charter boat was busted by the U.S. Coast Guard over the weekend near Miami Marine Stadium, authorities said. According to Coast Guard officials, 12 people were aboard the 62-foot boat named the Odyssey on Saturday. Illegal charters can be dangerous with unqualified and untrained operators without the required safety equipment and awareness of what to do in maritime emergency situations.Owners and operators of illegal charter boats can face maximum civil penalties of $60,000, or more for illegal passenger-for-hire-operations. Charters that violate a Captain of the Port Order can face more than $95,000 in fines. Officials did not disclose details about the civil penalties given to the owner or operator of the Odyssey.
New designs of park surrounding Miami Marine Stadium
New designs of park surrounding Miami Marine StadiumWritten by John Charles Robbins on February 25, 2020AdvertisementTony Goldman had the vision to see the vast promise in a rebuilt South Beach, in a reborn Wynwood, and in a restored Miami Marine Stadium. After the board examined renderings and videos of the latest plan for the flex park, Mr. Worth asked to speak. I really appreciate your creativity, and just a suggestion, and thats that you consider keeping the Marine Stadium open as part of a public park with selected hours. When I brought Tony into the Marine Stadium in 2009, he saw it as a passive park something that I never thought of. Cost estimates for the proposed phased development of the flex park space ranged from $60 million to more than $100 million.miamitodaynews.com
Miami’s Virginia Key to become world capital of maritime luxury industry this weekend
The director of the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show has turned a large area of Virginia Key into a boaters’ paradise. On Wednesday morning, workers flooded nine piers at the Miami Marine Stadium Park in an effort to turn the area into the world capital of the maritime luxury industry this weekend. An area of Virginia Key is being turned into a boaters' paradise this weekend. The Miami International Boat Show will be held Thursday to Monday in Virginia Key's Miami Marine Stadium Park area. The Miami International Boat Show opens Thursday in Virginia Key.
Miami International Boat Show, Marine Stadium on collision course?
Miami International Boat Show, Marine Stadium on collision course? Written by John Charles Robbins on January 28, 2020AdvertisementThere remain serious concerns among those supporting restoration of Miami Marine Stadium that the millions of dollars going into rebuilding it may be wasted if the Miami International Boat Show continues to control the city-owned property in the peak tourist season. The latest contentious discussion between board members and Larry Berryman, boat show director, unfolded at the boards Jan. 21 meeting. His letter concludes this way: As I have stated many times before, theres a train wreck coming: a conflict between the operations of the Miami Marine Stadium and the Boat Show. Mr. Berryman answered: Once projects get going, well be mindful of how we can work together for marine stadium, which is a piece of it.miamitodaynews.com
Kanye West to Debut Opera Mary in Miami During Art Basel Finale UPDATED
Update: Ticket pricing for Kanye West's second opera, Mary, has been changed to a tiered system, with elevated bleacher seats starting at $20 and general admission starting at $60 via showclix.com. Every carefully considered Art Basel plan and personalized schedule went into the proverbial blender thanks to Kanye West. It was announced Thursday evening that Ye's second opera, Mary, will debut at Miami Marine Stadium this Sunday, December 8. Mary: A Kanye West Opera. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8, at Miami Marine Stadium, 2501 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; marinestadium.org.miaminewtimes.com
The Seven Best Food and Drink Events in Miami This Weekend
Plus, Verde will debut an exhibit-inspired menu, the South Florida Seafood Festival will take over Miami Marine Stadium just in time for stone crab season, and Lummus Park will host a beachside barbecue. Joe's Stone Crab reopens for the season. Though many Miami restaurants from steakhouses to seafood shacks offer the claws, there's one place most famous for the delicacy: Joe's Stone Crab. Photo courtesy Brian CullenSeventh-Annual Redland GrowFest at Fruit & Spice ParkCelebrate the beginning of the winter growing season in South Florida at this weekend's Redland Grow Fest. EXPAND South Florida Seafood FestivalSouth Florida Seafood Festival at Miami Marine StadiumStone crab season is here, so work up an appetite and head to Miami Marine Stadium for the two-day South Florida Seafood Festival.miaminewtimes.com
Miami International Boat Show may look at fall dates
Miami International Boat Show may look at fall datesWritten by John Charles Robbins on October 1, 2019AdvertisementSome of the people supporting restoration of Miami Marine Stadium fear the millions of dollars going into the rebuild may be wasted if the Miami International Boat Show hogs the property in the peak tourist season. Changing the scheduled annual show came up during the boards questioning of Larry Berryman, director of the Miami International Boat Show, hosted for decades by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). I know how important all this is, Mr. Berryman told the board. During his presentation, Mr. Berryman said the Miami International Boat Show is the worlds premier recreational boating industry event, places Miami on the international stage, and attracts nearly 100,000 attendees from 63 countries and 17 Caribbean islands. Mr. Berryman said show exhibitors and visitors spend $53 million at Miami hotels and businesses each year.miamitodaynews.com
Miami's First Vegandale Festival Was Hot in More Ways Than One
This past Saturday, Vegandale Food & Drink Festival rolled into Virginia Key. See more photos from Vegandale at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park here. See more photos from Vegandale at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park here. Laine DossTwo South Florida eateries served vegan Cuban food, and it was a hit. Vegan Cuban Cuisine was cleaned out of its plant-based croquetas, and a vegan cubano proved to be a flavorful alternative to its ham-based cousin.miaminewtimes.com
June 2017 community events calendar
It's your one-stop shop to finding out about events taking place around your community. Cost: Free and open to the publicFor more information, visit the website or call 954-201-6681. For more information, visit your local McDonald’s or visit https://restaurantjobs.mcdonalds.com/. For more information, visit marlins.com/playcatch or contact the Marlins Foundation at 305-480-2550 or email@example.com. Cost: VariesFor more information, visit the Miami-Dade Parks Summer Camps web page, call your local park, or call 3 - 1 - 1 for Miami-Dade County information.