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          Friends of Miami Marine Stadium
Newsletter  #58               November 23, 2012  

In This Issue
Marine Stadium Update
Photography Exhibit
Dade Heritage Trust
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Dade Heritage Trust (DHT) is the foremost organization in Miami Dade County devoted to historic preservation Formerly, DHT was the parent organization to Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, providing important advocacy and support and an administrative umbrella. Since 2011, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium became an independent 501(c)(3) not- for-profit organization. For more informaton on DHT, click here
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Marine Stadium Presentations

A great way to "spread the word" about the Marine Stadium is through community presentations. We've got a nifty powerpoint that is always well received. We've made recent presentations to the Unitarian Universalist Church of South Miami, the Cultural Advisory Council of Miami Dade County, and the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association.

If you know of a group or organization interested in a presentation on the Marine Stadium, please let us know!

# of Marine Stadium presentations made to date.................65
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As you follow the trajectory of this incredibly challenging project and the many hundreds of volunteer hours we have spent, please consider  CONTRIBUTING to Friends of Miami Marine Stadium. Every dollar counts and your support will have a huge impact.
We are not-for-profit
501(c)(3) organization so all contributions are tax-deductible. You can either contribute by paypal -to do so, click here to go to the Marine Stadium website. If you scroll down, you will see a "paypal donate" box on the left.  You can also write a check to:

Friends of Miami Marine Stadium
7700 SW 31st Street
Miami, Florida 33155 

To: Miami Marines    

As we enter the holiday season, we've broadened our pace and scope of work on feasibility and planning for the Marine Stadium.     

Marine Stadium Update 

Maritime Center Night
Proposed Marine Stadium Maritime Center
Design by Hilario Candela and Jorge Hernandez

Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Miami, we must establish,within six months, the "footprint" for the land required for the Marine Stadium Plan. First  the Marine Stadium Steering Committee, which is appointed by the City Manager, will review it and make its recommendation. Then the plan must be approved by the Miami City Commission and the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority (MSEA).

We have been meeting with the Steering Committee over the last six months, providing plans and documentation.  While we had hoped to make our six month deadline, the Steering Committee has asked us for reformatted information and additional documentation.

In order to accommodate the request for additional work. Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff proposed legislation-which was approved by both the Miami City Commission and MSEA-to provide us with a three month extension.

Meanwhile, we are continuing work on other fronts. Both our Naming Rights Package and our Capital Plan Study are almost complete. We also continue our collaboration with the  Natonal Trust For Historic Preservation to develop awareness and public programs that will support the Marine Stadium.



Marine Stadium Photography Exhibit will Kick Off Art Basel Miami

Jay Koenigsberg
                                        Photo by Jay Koenigsberg

Special thanks to Delphine Dray oThe National Hotel  
for hosting our photography exhibition in the newly renovated art deco masterpiece! As a special fundraising opportunity, we will sell large format prints at the opening.

Both Art Basel and Design Miami are collaborating with us to bring attention to the Marine Stadium. Here is a recent post on the Marine Stadium from  Design Miami Blog 

When: Monday,  Dec. 3, 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: The National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
What: Photography exhibition of high dynamic range photographs of Jay Koenigsberg.  The reception, which is free and open to the public, will honor Hilario Candela,  the architect who designed the Marine Stadium in 1963 is a Co-Founder of Friends of Miami Marine Stadium.
RSVP required, click here  
Conclusion:  An Exquisite Marine Stadium Memory 

Ordinarily, we display our "Marine Stadium memories" on a side bar,  but this one is so vivid - we're giving it top billing.

Aaron Underwood traveled from Indianapolis to Miami just to see the Marine Stadium.  Here is a link to his story.  
Aaron Underwood
Aaron Underwood
Photo by Clotilde Luce

The Marine Stadium never ceases to be a special place open to magical experiences and encounters. More and more people recognize its value to our community. That is why, with your help, we will succeed.

Friends of Miami Marine Stadium