Miami Marine Seats

photo by: NTHP

September 9, 2016

Explore 360° of Miami Marine Stadium

This summer, in partnership with Heineken USA, the National Trust's IndieGoGo campaign to help fund the restoration of Miami Marine Stadium hit its goal of $100,000 raised. (There is still time to contribute to the campaign!)

The 6,566-seat stadium was designed by 27-year-old, Cuban-born architect Hilario Candela. When it was poured in 1963, its 326-foot, fold-plate roof was the longest span of cantilevered concrete on earth.

During its heyday, powerboat races, Easter sunrise services, and concerts under the stars all drew thousands to Miami Marine Stadium. Hundreds of boats would surround the floating stage to enjoy the festivities. The experience was authentic Miami—there was nothing else like it, anywhere.

The site's recent history has been shaped by the artists who have used its concrete curves and stadium seating as their medium for expression. There are dozens of layers of paint in places, as new artists continue to add their tags and murals to the ever-changing canvas.

It's hard to visualize the stadium without a trip to Miami, but thanks to photographer Rodrigo Moreno and the latest 360-degree cameras, you can enjoy the next best thing.

Explore the stadium below...

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David Weible is a former content specialist at the National Trust, previously with Preservation and Outside magazines. His interest in historic preservation is inspired by the ‘20s-era architecture, streetcar neighborhoods, and bars of his hometown of Cleveland.

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