Inter Miami CF
Address: 1350 NW 55th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Herons
Year Ground Opened: 2020
Shirt Sponsors: XBTO
Home Kit: Pink
Away Kit: Black and Pink
The Exterior – Going back to 2019 the surroundings of the stadium was largely industrial but fast forward four years and you see palm tree lined roads with car parks surrounded by large areas of greenery including a well kept pitch. The Stadium itself is constructed with four separate stands with four wide open corners which you may think sounds odd, but it does actually work. There is a sleek black design with sharp finishes to each of the four stands. The Inter Miami CF Official Club Shop is located towards the South West corner of the stadium.
The Interior – The four separate stands all offer one tier of seating with those seats positioned tightly to the pitch, there is a sharp incline up towards the back row of seats. There is however a difference between the team stands behind each goal and the two stands that run alongside each touchline. The East and West stands have a black roof with lights on the front to make the stadium stand out when the game is being played after sunset whereas the North and South stands are open topped with both having large videos screens behind supported by a series of stilts. If you attend a game and you have a young baby then there are baby changing facilities located in the East and West stand restrooms. If you require a wheelchair then concourse level sections 112 and 121 on the East side and 105 and 128 on the West side are the only areas with accessibility for wheelchairs.
In total there are five different entry points to get inside the stadium with gate 1 being located on the Southeast Corner, gate 2 is located towards the Northeast which is primarily for home supporters, gate 3 you will find located towards the Northwest Corner then there is also the VIP entrance and the Media entrance.
There is a VIP section in the West stand which offers fantastic views over the halfway line. There is also a Heineken Bar which is located in the North Stand.
There are plans for Inter Miami CF to build a brand new stadium which will be geared more towards fans having places to eat and drink nearby as well as inside the ground should they wish to do so. Despite that there is still plenty of different options on offer around the ground with the Heineken Bar being an option, which is the North stands main attraction. There is plenty of concessions around the ground with a total of 18 in addition to the VIP areas. The stand with the most concessions stands is the East stand.
immediately outside of the ground, it is unfortunately not best served in Miami but a 15 minutes walk north of the stadium up North West 10th Terrace you will find three well known brands, McDonald’s, Arby’s and Wendy’s, if you continue walking for a further five minutes on Cypress Creek Road you will find a Starbucks for your coffee fix as well as Phat Boyz BBQ Restaurant.
Head South of the stadium and you are looking at another 15 minute walk to find the nearest places to eat with Meat and Fish being located on 49th Street which is a highly rated Barbeque Restaurant. If you go to the cross roads of Powerline Road and Commercial Boulevard you will be a stones throw from McDonald’s, KFC, Waffle House and Dunkin’ along with lesser known Restaurants such as Major League Heros Sandwich Shop and the Crisp Eatery & Bar.
If it’s just a drink you are looking for then your best bet will be at the stadium with next to no out and out bars options located close to the ground. It’s important to note that alcohol stops being served inside the stadium from the 70th minute mark of the game.
Away fans will receive the same experience as the home fans but if you are an away fan and you are wanting to get access to the stadiums with items such as banners, flags and instruments then you will need to get them pre approved.
Public transport to and from the stadium is your best bet. You have the choice of jumping on either the Tri-Rail or bus. The nearest train station exit being Cypress Creek Station is just over 1 mile away from the stadium, so not exactly a short walk after an thrilling 90 minutes of action. If you choose to go on the bus then you have two main choices. Route 14 will drop you on 9th Avenue with stops just 0.3 miles away whilst route 55, which runs along Commercial Boulevard will stop 0.2 miles to the south of the arena.
If you opt for driving then your best bet is one of the car parks that wrap around the east and south stands. Failing that, you’ll be looking to park away from the stadium and walking in.
For those of you who will be wanting to stay in a hotel before or after the game then you have the Holiday Inn Express on Commericial Boulevard and Fort Lauderdale Grand Hotel which is located on Powerline Road, both of these options are 3-star hotels and are just under half a mile away from the stadium. The Holiday Inn Express is the most expensive out of the two options, that comes in at around $130 per night with the Grand Hotel coming in at just over half the price at $60.
If you are wanting something a little more up-market then the Marriott North on North Andrews Avenue might be the hotel for you – the price for this is around $120.
It’s more than feasible that some fans – particularly tourists or away supporters – will want to spend a night near the ground to take the stress out of their visit to the Inter Miami CF Stadium. There are a few budget friendly options nearby; the Holiday Inn Express on Commercial Boulevard and Fort Lauderdale Grand Hotel located on Powerline Road are both 3-star venues located at a distance of 0.4 miles. The Holiday Inn does come in more expensive at $130 per night compared to $60, however, reviews from Booking.com do suggest it’s worth the extra money.
If a 3-star stay doesn’t cut it for you then there are 4-star options at a distance of circa 2miles in the shape of the Marriott North on North Andrews Avenue might fit the bill. It will set you back $120 per night.
If you are attending a game in a group of 10 or more people then you can purchase discounted tickets by calling (305) 428-0611. Mobile ticketing is the only way of gaining access to the stadium and away fans tickets are allocated in Section 123.
To purchase a season ticket you have to put down a deposit and then you will be placed on the waiting list and await contact for further information.
For a single ticket, the cheapest price you will be able to buy one for is $34 and the most expensive coming in at $245.
The below link will take you to the team website.
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