Miami Beach unveils renovated Flamingo Park field


Miami Beach announced renovations to Flamingo Park’s Memorial Field have been completed in time for the Miami Beach Hi Tides to host their first home game on Friday.

The field, on 12th Street and Michigan Avenue, recently underwent $2.4 million in repairs and renovations.

The Miami Beach Senior High School marching band and cheerleaders will lead the opening game festivities starting at 6:30 p.m. as city officials inaugurate the field.

Following the ceremony, the Miami Beach Senior High football team will play their home opener vs. North Miami Senior High.

“We are very excited for the students, school and the community. School spirit elevates around sports and our team finally has the home crowd to cheer them on,” said Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales, a Miami Beach High School alumnus.

The improvements, managed by Miami Beach Capital Improvement Projects Office, include the renovation of the bleacher building, press box, restrooms and concession stand. The installation of artificial turf and field drainage to accommodate football and soccer games; and a new eight-lane running track surfaced with material that is guaranteed to also withstand bicycles and rollerblades.

Construction began in early June 2013. The building is substantially completed with the press box and the track as the remaining items to complete.

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