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Miami Marine Stadium

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 6 December 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The Miami Marine Stadium was the first stadium built for power boat racing in the United States. The 6,566-seat stadium was built in 1963. For 30 years, the stadium was used for water sports as well as concerts and other sporting events. After Hurricane Andrew, the stadium was considered unsafe and was closed in 1992. It soon became a popular place for graffiti artists.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2018 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Martine Girard from France

Je préfère lorsque ce sont des personnages.

6 Dec 2018 5:36am

Devi from Chennai, India

I really wish it was used for some other purpose !
But one consolation..the graffiti artists will perhaps stick to this place and not ruin plain walls on the streets!

6 Dec 2018 6:03am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle barrière et vue quel rendu du dessin ces couelurs ces écritures sueprbe vue.
Belle journée

6 Dec 2018 6:22am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Voilà en une photographie ce que je considère comme une pollution visuel qui n'a rien à voir avec une belle fresque peinte par un ou des artistes.

6 Dec 2018 6:41am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Un bel endroit pour une cession urbex il me semble.
Aucun espace n'est reste "vierge" ici.
Un peu fouillis aussi, à mon sens plus dans l'idée de laisser une trace que dans celui d'un travail artistique.
Bonne journée Elaine.

6 Dec 2018 6:45am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Its good this "graffiti temple" place.

6 Dec 2018 8:01am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un super cadrage j'aime

6 Dec 2018 8:50am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

c'est vraiment bien recherché

6 Dec 2018 9:11am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

Etonnant...

6 Dec 2018 9:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Your capture and the rich colour make these rather mundane tags look great

6 Dec 2018 11:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice capture

6 Dec 2018 12:12pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

It seems like every inch is covered in art. Were there some nice scenes painted on it or just scribbles?

6 Dec 2018 12:22pm

@beach: I think that it had been scribbled on over and over for many years. The front was more interesting but the place was fenced in. https://abandonedsoutheast.com/2017/02/02/miami-marine-stadium/

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A shame the place was closed , but is a magnet for the graffiti artists to hang around. 5*

6 Dec 2018 2:20pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of the graffiti . The Stadium keep closed since 1922 ?

6 Dec 2018 2:43pm

@Mhelene: It is in pretty bad shape. https://abandonedsoutheast.com/2017/02/02/miami-marine-stadium/

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

certainly colorful. I prefer less writing and more art.

6 Dec 2018 3:11pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! They sure filled a blank "canvas" full of color and writing!! Almost a sense of beauty in this graffiti. I am surprised that it still remains 26 years ago.

6 Dec 2018 4:37pm

@Steven: I am too. It is fenced up now. They are trying to preserve it. There are some interesting pictures of it. https://abandonedsoutheast.com/2017/02/02/miami-marine-stadium/

Don from Spokane, United States

An interesting history of the stadium. Impressive graffiti.

6 Dec 2018 5:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Excellent shot of this taggers' paradise.

6 Dec 2018 6:21pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Why do people do that?
None the less, that is a terrific shot.

6 Dec 2018 11:18pm

yoshimiparis from France

before pressing the "translation" button, I thought oh there ... an abandoned place.
Bingo!
Often abandoned places are the prey of graffiti artists but I find it unfortunate that the great emajority of them offer only vulgar signatures. I much prefer drawings, beautiful drawings that say something for example.
Did you take pictures of the whole of this abandoned stadium?

8 Dec 2018 7:48am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

A great place, large canvas to practice your tags. Nice colours, I love graffiti.

8 Dec 2018 10:47am