Giant Indoor Sports Facility Planned Near Dolphin Mall ‘Unique In North America’

A giant multi-level indoor sports facility called Destination Sport Miami is being planned near the Dolphin Mall and is nearing construction.

The project’s architect told the SFBJ this week that nothing like it currently exists in North America.

Destination Sport Miami is proposed to include the following, all indoors:

  • Two NHL sized ice rinks
  • NFL-FIFA size artificial turf field
  • 18 NBA sized basketball courts
  • 36 Regulation Volleyball Courts
  • 11 regulation USTA hard surface tennis courts
  • 20,000 square foot E-Sports Arena
  • Private Indoor Tennis club
  • Long-course 50 meter Olympic sized swimming pool
  • 25 yard warm water therapy and teaching pool
  • Zero depth entry Splash Zone
  • Surf Machine
  • Fitness center
  • Twenty-six locker rooms
  • Full service sports themed restaurant & grill
  • Healthy choice deli
  • Latin American themed café
  • Sixteen Party/Event rooms
  • Full service, retail pro-shop
  • Over 300,000 square feet of flex office or event space
  • Dedicated Floor for Sports Academy

There will be synergies in having multiple sports in the same building. For example, the football/soccer turf will be able to be rolled up for hard basketball or volleyball courts. In addition, heat generated by the ice rink will be used to heat the pool.

Backers of the project include the former NHL player and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Bryan Trottier. Others involved with the project include Jill Ellis, Glen Rice, Randy Moss, and Liván Hernández.

Total cost of the project is estimated at $150 million. Miami-Dade has agreed to provide $2.94 million in incentives in exchange for job creation.

Andrus Architecture of Rockford, Michigan is the architect. OHLA Building of College Point, New York is the general contractor.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Very cool! May help in getting Miami ready for an Olympic bid…

Anonymous
1 month ago

An overpriced YMCA next to a failing outlet mall surrounded by warehouses. Oh, but there’s a Latin American themed café! We will totally get this bid!

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

Dolphin mall is not a failing outlet mall. Yall really just say anything

Anonymous
1 month ago

This project is across the turnpike from a gigantic “Ikea” super store.
Very few people visit this store. I am sure that the plan was to have at least 20 times the number of customers.
I think that the same thing will happen to this project.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Whos the hell will go to indoor sports center in miami.

Jose Jimenez
1 month ago

WHEN IT TOO GODDAM HOT OUTSIDE WHICH IS MOST OF THE TIME IN MIAMI

Anonymous
1 month ago

If your ass feel hot move to canada.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why? It’s more fun to stay here and bitch about the weather just to annoy your ass.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The same type of people that might visit an indoor sky slope in Dubai?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Our transit system is 2 lines… I wouldn’t count on an Olympic bid anytime soon…

Anonymous
1 month ago

The developers are not packing enough into this space. They need a 24 screen cinema, a nice hotel, a food hall, a bowling alley, a Baptist Health annex, and to really bring on that 305 vibe we all love…a rooftop bar with a pop up restaurant by a celebrity chef. Umph, umph, umph, umph… partieeeeee!

Azarius
1 month ago

If we had mass transit in this area that would really make this development take off

Anonymous
1 month ago

the rail line that runs next to it would be perfect

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s too far west. The furthest west they would ever build Metro Rail is along 836 to FIU or something.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They do have one (for buses), but it is located on NW 12St, just east of the Turnpike. Shuttle buses will be needed though.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why would you want development so far west??

Anonymous
1 month ago

West is the new East.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Isnt there a massive bus terminal due south of this facility?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes! We should get started on that right away. I’ll run up the comishes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Should be in Overtown on Beckhams land

Anonymous
1 month ago

Would be perfect there

Anonymous
1 month ago

Absolutely it would create a lot of jobs there.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Unique addition to the Miami area and next to top golf. But wish it was in the urban core.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very cool but super inaccessible.

Anonymous
1 month ago

everyone has a car in miami and you can drive

Anonymous
1 month ago

Cars are for broke-ass cities…

Anonymous
1 month ago

public transportation is for broke asses

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami literally can’t afford to implement world class transportation infrastructure. So you’re stuck slumming it on 95 thinking you’ve got it made when in reality your city is just broke. Keep thinking that i95 is a symbol of public wealth though! Wouldn’t want to shatter your world view

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol….you made me laugh! Thanks.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’d rather have these spread out throughout the city (so kids could actually walk to them) instead of condensed into one enormous super-mall miles out of the way.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I live by the Arsht Center in Meloville. Once a week I see a group of teens playing baseball in one of the surface parking lots. It makes me sad 🙁 Give the kids / teens here some green space for christs sake – instead of condensing it into a mall and putting it in the boonies

Anonymous
1 month ago

About ten years ago, Biscayne Park was supposed to become an actual park, but the non-existent residents at the time complained. If we can’t have a baseball diamond and tennis courts at underutilized Museum Park, revive those plans.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Museum Park is sooooo underutilized. It’s just acres and acres of open unused space. Put something there!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree but I also love the peace and quiet and it compensates for the lack of urban green space inland of the Downtown/Brickell area. Any additions to Ferre Park should keep that in mind bc I would hate to see any kind of development on that land that would interfere with the green space – maybe just more trees and art installations would do.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Aren’t the basket courts of Margaret Pace Park 3 blocks away?

Dont be sad…
There will be even more basketball courts added under the signature bridge.

Anonymous
1 month ago

My heart bleeds….

Anonymous
1 month ago

It looks like a German Condensed Milk Factory.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very interesting project- they’ll be making a huge mistake if they’ve omitted pickle ball from the equation. This should be on the priority list given the demand.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re actually right. Pickle ball seems to be the most trending recreation activity nowadays

Anonymous
1 month ago

Pickle ball…hahahahaha!

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’ll be surprised.

Anonymous
1 month ago

My balls are pickled by the heat here sometimes. I’m going to Canada with that other guy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good! Take your nut sack with ya!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Practically in the Everglades

Anonymous
1 month ago

VERY COOL!!!!!

But please explain this to me….

“In addition, heat generated by the ice rink will be used to heat the pool.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

The cooling machinery generates heat so the heat will be transferred into the pool with heat ecxchangers

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’ll probably use a heat pump that transfers heat from the ice rink (thus making it cold) and that heat is probably moved and used to heat the pool

Anonymous
1 month ago

Screw baseball I guess

Anonymous
1 month ago

Difficult to do baseball indoors in a building encased in glass without building a stadium like Marlins Park.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Batting cages at least?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can play baseball indoors. Several indoor baseball stadiums exist around the country and the world.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The basketball tennis and volleyball courts are all the same court LMAO scam

Anonymous
1 month ago

Have you ever even seen multi-purpose courts?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Seem like a project that will get watered down incredibly.

Anonymous
1 month ago

perfect location. whole beacon lakes area really taking off property values will continue to sky rocket

Anonymous
1 month ago

What is the point of this thing?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great more concerts that will suck because real shows stay away from miami..smh.. Out right stupid….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Build it and they will come? What is the ROI on this thing? Can’t wait but something tells me this is a big white elephant

Anonymous
1 month ago

I can smell the foreclosure from here (Government Center). 😉

Anonymous
1 month ago

y donde esta la.cancha de futbol ???

Papayu
1 month ago

It should have at least 6 padel Courts

Papayu
1 month ago

The proyecto looks great. Near Top Golf

Anonymous
1 month ago

Does it come out of the paper? It looks like an exaggerated project and the maintenance cost will be high. It looks like a trial balloon. Depending on the repercussions, they may give up and build one or more apartment towers, which is just what Miami is thought of today, due to the high demand.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Build it and turn it into a casino.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m pretty sure this is exactly the kind of project that will only serve as a tourist trap for the visiting South Americans coming for nothing but the shopping black hole known as “dolphin mall” – it’s disgraceful to contain these tourists way out west where they are literally not even within the Miami city limits. Have some class…please and bring them east where the real city lies…this is garbage you can literally do on Nintendo already.