Miami has its fair share of spectator sports with
major baseball, American football, basketball and
ice hockey teams. As all these sports
have different seasons, you are likely to be able
to catch some sort of game during your stay.
Miami is also home to some other major sporting
events, such as the
Nasdaq-100 Tennis Open in
you feel active enough to participate in some
sports of your own, you are again pretty much
spoilt for choice. Whether you want water sports,
tennis, fishing, golf or otherwise, you'll find
somewhere to do it.
Miami Dolphins (Pro
Player Stadium, 2269 NW 199th Street)
Miami's American football team, plays September
to January. Still on the staff is the famous former
coach Don Shula, after whom a boulevard was named
when the Dolphins won the Superbowl in 1972 in an undefeated
Miami Heat (Miami Arena, 721 NW First Avenue)
Local NBA basketball team, play November to April.
Florida Marlins (Pro
Player Stadium, 2269 NW 199th
Baseball. Play April to October. Won the World
Series a few years ago with the best players in
America at the time, who were bought for
considerable sums of money. Unable, or unwilling,
to pay their enormous wages the next season, many
players left. Local fans are absolutely furious
with the goings on in their team.
Florida Panthers (Miami Arena, 721 NW First Avenue)
You wouldn't expect ice hockey to be particularly
popular in Florida, but it is. They play October to
Local university American football (play at
Orange Bowl, and basketball teams.
Other events: (back to top)
Nasdaq-100 Tennis Open
Formerly known as the Ericsson Open, and previously as
Championships (wow, what a lot of sponsors!), this tennis tournament in late
March/early April is the largest outside of the
four Grand Slam tournaments. Expect all the big
names to appear; the winners in 2003 were Serena Williams and
Participating: (back to top)
Too many options to
write about here. However, see the local media or ask at your
hotel. You may also find leaflets advertising local courts etc.
You really are spoilt for choice; you can participate in almost