The venue that once hosted musical acts like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and The Who, had performers belt out tunes from a stage that floated on the water. Today, it's in complete disrepair. The seats are broken. It's littered with weeds and broken beer bottles. And nearly every square inch is covered in graffiti.
That may change.
Today, city leaders are scheduled to meet with the Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, a non-profit dedicated to restoring the 6,500-seat venue to its former glory. Mayor Tomás Regalado has repeatedly emphasized his desire to save the stadium, and earlier this year, he penned a piece in the Miami Herald emphasizing his commitment to renovating the landmark. But the plans come with a caveat: the city doesn't want to spend much money.