Miami Marine Stadium is located on Virginia Key in the City of Miami. The 6,566 seat stadium was designed by architect Hilario Candela, and built in 1963.
According to Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, it is “considered a Modernist icon because of its cantilevered, fold-plate roof and construction of lightweight, poured-in-place concrete, popular in mid-century stadiums. At 326 feet in length (longer than a football field), it was the longest span of cantilevered concrete in the world when it was built. Its eight big slanted columns are anchored in the ground.”
Closed after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Miami Marine Stadium has found new fame as a favorite canvas for street artists.
“The stadium was also recognized as an architectural masterpiece by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was named to the National Trust’s 11 Most Endangered List in 2009. In 2009, the World’s Monuments Fund, the foremost organization worldwide devoted to the preservation of architectural and cultural sites, named the Marine Stadium to its 2010 Watch List (significant endangered sites)”
Friends of Miami Marine Stadium: www.marinestadium.org