Thursday, March 19, 2009

A look at Miami FC's possible Stadiums

Now That Miami FC is here to stay we take a look at the Stadiums that might possibly host games in South Florida.

Lets start off with the smallest of the venues:

Ted Hendricks Stadium
Located at:
4700 Palm Avenue
Hialeah, Florida 33012

Ted Hendricks Stadium, located in the heart of Hialeah, plays host to over 20 high school Football games, the Copa Latina Soccer Tournament, as well as, numerous special events throughout the year. Capacity: 5,221

The largest of the stadiums:

Located at:
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami FL, 33199
University Park Campus
Total Seats: 20,000
Club Seats: 1,400
Suites: 20
Stadium Club: 6,000 Square Feet, Air Conditioned, Nine 52 inch Televisions, Accessible to Suite and Club Seat Holders
Field: Field Turf

Current location:

Tropical Park Stadium
7900 SW 40th Street
Miami, FL 33155

Seating Capacity: 7,000

Field: 100 x 68 meters. Field is covered by Bermuda grass.
FREE Parking: Plenty of convenient self-parking right next to Tropical Park Stadium.
Features: Tropical Park Stadium is part of the Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation and is conveniently located off the Palmetto Expressway (826), Bird Road Exit.
The multi-purpose stadium features an athletics track, and a grass field used for soccer, American football, rugby, and other various sports. Tropical Park hosted matches during the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup

My Favorite and one time home for the Miami Fusion:

Lockhart Stadium

Capacity 18,500-seat facility located at 1350 NW 55 Street in north Ft. Lauderdale , Florida . This location, just west of I-95 and east of the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport places the stadium in the heart of the vibrant South Florida community. Approximately 250,000 people visit the stadium annually to view and participate in a wide range of activities.

Lockhart Stadium, with its intimate seating arrangement brings the fans close to all the action, and has been rated as one of the top ten venues in the United States in which to view soccer. The national teams from such countries as Brazil, Denmark, China, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala, as well as Team USA have played international matches in our stadium to rave reviews. The stadium is also used to showcase premier high and middle school sporting events including: the boys and girls State High School Soccer Championships, Broward County's All-star Football game, high school boy's and girl's All-star Soccer Games and the county's middle school soccer championships. The stadium also plays host to Florida Atlantic University's home football games.

The stadium is also frequently used for various non-athletic events including Easter Sunrise Services and commercial photographic and televising shoots.

So which is your favorite?


Anonymous said...

I like FIU and Lockhart Stadium.

Julio said...

Good work like always Ed. Hope to see you on Friday night at the Ultras celebration.

Uncle Ed said...

I like Lockhart too but FIU is the closest for me.

I'll be at Fritz n Franz tomorrow! At 8pm to celebrate Miami FC staying alive!