MIAMI, FL (AP) -- The Miami Marine Stadium -- known in the 1960s, 70s and 80s for powerboat races, political rallies and a raucous Jimmy Buffett concert -- has been named to the World Monument Fund's
watch list for 2010.
The stadium was shut down in 1992, after Hurricane Andrew's winds damaged the stadium's cantilevered and origami-swanlike roof. Today, it sits empty on Key Biscayne, an island east of downtown Miami and all of its glittering new high-rises.
The forlorn structure, once a hub of entertainment in Miami, is awash in graffiti.
A group of Miami residents, including the stadium's original architect, is trying to revive the venue and hopes that the recent designation will help preserve it.
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