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Miami Orange Bowl

Miami Orange Bowl
The Orange Bowl cost $340,000 when construction was completed in 1937. It was originally named Burdine Stadium and renamed for the Orange Bowl Classic in 1959. The original capacity was 23,330. It is currently 74,476 with potential to reach 82,000 for concerts and other events. The original playing surface was grass. Poly-Turf was installed in 1970. It was replaced in 1972 and replaced with Prescription Athletic Turf in 1976. The Orange Bowl, located between N.W. 3rd and 7th Streets and N.W. 14th and 16th Avenues in Miami, has 4,000 parking spaces with an estimated 20,000 available in surrounding areas. The City of Miami plans to demolish the Orange Bowl in 2008, but the memories will remain... Show more »
The Orange Bowl cost $340,000 when construction was completed in 1937. It was originally named Burdine Stadium and renamed for the Orange Bowl Classic in 1959. The original capacity was 23,330. It is currently 74,476 with potential to reach 82,000 for concerts and other events. The original playing surface was grass. Poly-Turf was installed in 1970. It was replaced in 1972 and replaced with Prescription Athletic Turf in 1976. The Orange Bowl, located between N.W. 3rd and 7th Streets and N.W. 14th and 16th Avenues in Miami, has 4,000 parking spaces with an estimated 20,000 available in surrounding areas. The City of Miami plans to demolish the Orange Bowl in 2008, but the memories will remain part of the South Florida's sports fabric. Many memorable games were played at the Orange Bowl. Super Bowl II (Green Bay 33, Oakland 14), Super Bowl III (New York Jets 16, Baltimore 7), Super Bowl V (Baltimore 16, Dallas 13), Super Bowl X (Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17) and Super Bowl XIII (Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31). The FedEx Orange Bowl Classic was played there from 1937 until 1995, and it produced 13 national champions. The University of Miami Hurricanes made it their home for 70 years and won three national championships (1983, 1988 and 1991) there. They played mostly on Friday nights from the 1950s through the early 1970s. The team had a 318-143-7 (.679) record there and a 58-game home winning streak, longest in college football history. The Dolphins joined the American Football League in 1966 and played their home games in the Orange Bowl through the 1986 season. Florida International University played home games there in 2007. The Golden Panthers played the final college football game in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 1, 2007 against North Texas. The Miami Marlins minor league baseball team played occasionally games there from 1956-1960. On Aug. 7, 1956, 50-year-old Satchel Paige, pitching for the Marlins, beat Columbus of the International League before 57,000 fans, the largest crowd to see a minor league game. The U.S. men's and women's national soccer teams played matches there. On July 25, 1996, the women played a scoreless tie with China in an Olympic qualifying match before 43,525 fans, the largest crowd to see a women's match. The men beat Haiti 3-0 in Gold Cup competition before 49,513 fans on Feb. 12, 2000. The Miami Seahawks of the All-American Football Conference played there in 1946. The Miami Toros of the North American Soccer League (1972-76) and the Miami Freedom of the American Soccer League/American Professional Soccer League (1988-1992) played there. « Show less

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    With the trial in luxury auto dealer Norman Braman's lawsuit against Miami-Dade County, the city of Miami and the Marlins set to begin Tuesday, the timetable is in flux again. At the request of Braman's attorney, Bob Martinez, Miami-Dade Circuit...

    Marlins Stadium Update No. 701,111

     
    The Marlins caught a break today when the new judge in the lawsuit filed by luxury auto dealer Norman Braman agreed to begin the trial next Wednesday, July 9. The trial was supposed to begin today, but had to be...