With the Miami Open’s longtime future on Key Biscayne in question, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has proposed an alternative location: on the grounds of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
Ross has proposed building a new tennis complex next to his stadium, according to the Miami Herald, while installing a Stadium Court inside the 65,326-seat stadium for bigger matches.
The privately-funded alternative to Key Biscayne, where the tournament has lived for 32 years, would include a hospitality area with permanent dining and entertainment facilities that could also be used for other Hard Rock Stadium events, like Dolphins and Hurricanes games.
The issue in Key Biscayne resides in a legal battle between Miami-Dade County and the heirs of the Matheson family over renovating and expanding the current facilities.
In a Friday memo to county commissioners, Gimenez said he wants Miami-Dade lawyers to pursue a new settlement and excoriated the current restrictions as “giving a single individual, Bruce Matheson, governing power over the park — one of Miami-Dade County’s crown jewels.”
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