Hard Rock Stadium Mentioned As Site For Possible F1 Race
Landing an F1 race would "solidify the Hard Rock Stadium property as the only international venue with football, concerts, soccer, tennis and motorsports," according to Adam Beasley of the MIAMI HERALD. The possibility of a race coming to the facility is being proposed after Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross and F1 yesterday "mutually decided to scrap a year-long effort" to bring the racing circuit to downtown Miami. It was thought that the "disruption to businesses and residents downtown would be too great." Holding a race near Hard Rock Stadium would "alleviate the public road and park construction disruption each year and potentially create more reasonable economics" for both F1 and race promoters. Dolphins Vice Chair, President & CEO Tom Garfinkel said that the new location being investigated "has its advantages, if it can be achieved." Garfinkel: “A lot would have to happen for us to be able to do it, but we have over 250 acres of land so adding an F1 race to where Hard Rock Stadium and the Miami Open sit means we can create a world-class racing circuit that is unencumbered by existing infrastructure. It also means better ingress and egress, better amenities, unprecedented sight-lines, and opportunities for the best hospitality anywhere in racing" (MIAMI HERALD, 4/25).