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Miami race a step closer following city commissioners vote

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15/04/2021

Miami could host a round of the world championship from next year after the city commissioners passed a crucial resolution.

The on-off-on-off event has been plagued by problems from the outset, with organisers having to abandon the track layout originally proposed and settle for a new layout that will incorporate the Hard Rock Stadium.

However, this too met local opposition from business owners and residents concerned at the noise and disruption to their lives.

Last week, Miami Gardens Mayor, Rodney Harris and the event's promoters, South Florida Motorsports put forward a memorandum of understanding and last night, the city commissioners met, and having heard arguments from residents and business owners, voted in favour of the resolution which states that the event "would be held in a manner that provides substantial economic and community benefits that directly support City residents and businesses".

Along with STEM programmes and paid internships for local college students, the promoters have also pledged $5m for the benefit of residents and businesses.

"We are happy that the commissioners reaffirmed again today that the Hard Rock Stadium entertainment complex is a regional facility that exists to benefit all of Miami-Dade County," said Tom Garfinkel, Vice Chairman and CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium.

"We are glad to put this long delayed vote behind us, so we can begin to make the multi-million dollar investment required to bring a race here, and have positive and productive conversations with local leadership about the many benefits that a global event of this nature bring."

"We welcome the outcome from the commissioners meeting in Miami today," added Formula One Management, "and look forward to the continued progress to bring Formula 1 to Miami-Dade County.

"We expect this to be an incredible race on the F1 calendar in one of the most exciting cities in the world to visit."

"Our city council has flip-flopped on us, and it makes us very angry," residents' leader Brenda Martin Providence told WSVN. They decided to go into negotiations, and we just want them to know nothing with us has changed. We just don't want it in our neighbourhood.

"This is a billion-dollar corporation," she added. "You send us five million (dollars) and expect us to be okay with that? The money that it brings to them, it won't bring to us."

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1. Posted by alvarezh3, 15/04/2021 16:44

"Read somewhere else that some residents were not very happy as they claim the city council has turned against them. Additionally, that some citizens at city hall declared that they would not get any money like the city council (members?).

There you have it, some of the opposing parties were just after some financial gains, not really against traffic disruption plus noise and carbon pollution, that was just the excuse.

One wonders how many more economic projects are being held up in the U.S.A. and around the world by the so called "environmentalists" whom are no more than people who are really interested in personal financial gains."

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2. Posted by Burton, 15/04/2021 15:08

"Looks almost as bad as Sochi."

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