Hard Rock Stadium could become host to a new Grand Prix after city commissioners approved a resolution that would bring Formula 1 to Miami Gardens in 2022.
Looks like Formula 1 (F1) in Miami could soon become a reality! Earlier last week, Miami Gardens city commissioners voted in favor of a new resolution that will bring incentives to the city and F1 racing to Hard Rock Stadium.
Miami has been in the spotlight to host the US’s second F1 event for several years. Plans to bring F1 to Downtown Miami first started back in 2019 and were ultimately abandoned signaling Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens as a possible new location. The event, however, had to be pushed back due to local opposition and the COVID-19 pandemic until now.
Earlier last week, on Wednesday, April 14, Miami Gardens city commissioners finally approved the new resolution that makes F1 in Miami a reality. The resolution highlighted that the event “would be held in a manner that provides substantial economic and community benefits that directly support City residents and businesses.”
Promoters have pledged to spend $5m, split across the 10 proposed events, for the benefit of local residents and businesses, and to offer STEM programs and paid internships to select college students in conjunction with the event.
The non-public streets around the Hard Rock Stadium are set to form the circuit layout and noise mitigation barriers “of industrial quality” will also be erected around the complex. Discount tickets will also become available for local residents.
However, despite the organizers’ pledge to make the event beneficial for the city of Miami Gardens, the news has upset many residents who gathered outside the city hall on Wednesday night to protest the outcome.
The new resolution paves the way for a final agreement to be reached with Formula 1 that could bring racing to Hard Rock Stadium as soon as May 2022.
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