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Miami Marine Stadium, opened in December 1963, closed in 1992.

A young Cuban-born architect, 28-year-old Hilario Candela, designed this marine stadium. It is the only stadium designed specifically for spectators to watch speed boat racing. It opened in December 1963.  It closed in 1992 as a result of inadequate security, vandalism, and the structural damage caused by Hurricane Andrew.  A Friends of Miami Marine Stadium group has formed to raise funds to restore this masterpiece of modern architecture

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