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    Default Miami Marine Stadium

    Sadly, I think the wrecking crew cometh soon. I pretty much grew up around the stadium.

    http://miamivisionblogarama.blogspot...e-stadium.html

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    Maybe one idea they never thought of is having the type of boat racing as in Japan. With betting.
    But I'm not sure us Americans could do it without some big scandal. But you never know, it could be made to work.
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    Default Pari-mutual betting ( Gambling ! )

    ask Paul Bender & Tom Ireland , i know they could tell you how it could be done . (in boat racing )

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    I forgot that they already have gambling in Florida ... horses and dog tracks, right? Boat racing could be a natural gambling thing in Florida
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    Miami-Dade County voted not to allow slots at the same time Broward County citizens voted for them. Broward which neighbors Miami will soon have a total of six casinos operating. My guess is it would be tough to get approval to allow betting on boat racing.
    It's sad to see the statium as it stands today.
    We started comming to Miami to race during the 60s. The Southern Maryland Boat Club used to take over the Silver Sands Motel on Key Biscayne. Great times. Coming for the races is what influenced our decision to relocate to South Florida.

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    It is going to take a lot more than a few letters to keep it up and to get something started. It is going to take a ton of man power and financial backing. Anyone have the time and money to devote ? It will take someone who can lobby hard, and devote a lot of time to the project, be more like a full time job.

    I personally would love to see it perserved and racing to resume there of all types. Mod, Pro, Inboards, and anything else that wants to race. Pro could definately bring a professional show to the table and be a main attraction. They already have a plan in place for a show. Mods are loud and can attract a good show as well, especially if it is in a race stadium. People expect the noise at a race at a race track. Not sure how well stock outboard would fair but would most likley do okay. At a race track noise is expected.

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    Default My E-Mail to the "CITY"...

    FYI:

    Long Beach, California stopped having races, many years back..But, now we race there once a year and the city seems to like the SHOW ($$).

    I've been to Miami for boat races, water polo tournaments, (Lauderdale), Miami Boat Show and just Spring Break...

    Never been to Miami that I didn't visit the Stadium...

    Seems to me, www.boatracingfacts.com gets 4 million views, at least, per month...All have an interest in Boat Racing...Seems saving this CLASSIC Stadium could be possible...It isn't like Miami doesn't have enough water and all..
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    Long time inboard racer Allen Vordermeir tried to put something together to revive the stadium about 12 years ago or so. Alan has a real estate company in Ft. Lauderdale. He said it was maddening trying to deal with city officials. Where the pits were at the stadium, is now a full time marina with fixed boat racks installed. Also a problem with Alan`s revival plan was the nearby sewage treatment plant. Developers would quickly lose interest in the plan when they found out about the sewer plant. I salute Allen for his efforts.

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    Default John

    Not a big shot... hmm. That is fine. A lot of people who are not nig shots can make a difference if there are enough of them who want it badly enough.

    I certainly did not mean for you to not send a letter, sometimes it is all we can do. Better than nothing.

    To bad we can find something more central located to do this. It would be ideal for all four coasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydroracernet View Post
    Here is my two cents for what it is worth, what would be the incentive for a developer to buy and maintain the land?
    That's easy. Just about every developer in Florida covets the property as one of the few lightly developed properties in the Miami area. Many of them are manoevering behind the scenes to get the property changed from its current restricted use (set by the deed that transfered it to the City of Miami) back to private unrestricted - developeable.

    The idea being promoted by this thread is to PREVENT it from being taken over and developed as housing or stores to satisfy the greed of a very few people. Instead - return it to its intended use as a public stadium for marine activities, maintained by the city.

    No one is suggesting there would be any incentive for a private enterprise to run it as a boat race stadium; the private enterprise people want it just for greed.
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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