- Associated Press - Friday, September 19, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - The Getty Foundation is awarding a grant to the group leading the effort to restore and reopen the Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key.

The Friends of Miami Marine Stadium will used the $180,000 in funding announced Thursday to hire specialists to evaluate and recommend ways to restore the facility’s concrete exterior and unusual structural underpinnings.

The Miami Herald (https://hrld.us/1DmOLFu ) reports the foundation also awarded funding to the Sydney Opera House, Fran Lloyd Wright’s Prairie-style Robie House in Chicago, and an apartment in Paris designed by architect Le Corbusier.

Miami Marine Stadium was designed by Cuban American architect Hilario Candela. It was a popular site for powerboat races and concerts but was shut down due to damage from Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com

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