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Miami International Boat Show decamping to Marine Stadium

Long-term, the move could help finance a $30 million renovation
November 12, 2014 12:45PM

Miami Marine Stadium

Miami Marine Stadium

The Miami International Boat Show is moving its luxury yachts from Miami Beach for a new home on Biscayne Bay.

The show will take over the hurricane-battered Miami Marine Stadium, starting in 2016 and running through at least 2017, according to the Miami Herald.

Beyond 2017, sources told the newspaper the event could remain at the venue long-term and play a key role in the financing a $30 million renovation of the stadium.

“Calling Miami Marine Stadium a home in 2016 and 2017 unites two of the city’s most celebrated boating institutions and solidifies Miami’s place on the map as an international boating destination,” said Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which runs the show. [Miami Herald]Christopher Cameron