Heat star Glen Rice was on hand for the official unveiling of the Destination Sport Miami, 820,000 square-foot indoor multisport complex that will be built across from TopGolf Doral.
The 20-acre site is west of the Turnpike and Dolphin Mall, 120 feet high, and is the “largest indoor multi-sport facility in North America.”
It will feature two NHL regulation ice hockey rinks, an NFL-FIFA regulation turf field, 18 NBA regulation basketball courts, an e-Sports Arena, 36 volleyball courts, 11 USTA hard surface tennis courts, a 15,000 square-foot fitness center, 50-meter Olympic swimming pool, 25-yard warm water therapy pool, indoor surf machine, restaurants and party rooms.
“This facility will be emblematic of our entire county,” said Miami-Dade mayor Daniella Levine-Cava. “People will be able to use it all year-round, no matter the weather conditions.”
Tru North Capital Partners is funding the project, which is scheduled to be completed in 24 months.
Miami Dade Commission Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz helped spearhead the project and has been working on it for several years.
Destination Sport Miami athletic programming is under the guidance of Rice for basketball, former Marlins star Livan Hernandez for baseball, former NFL great Randy Moss for football and NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier for ice hockey.
“When I saw the plans, I was blown away and had to be part of it,” Rice said. “I’ve always wanted to do things that make Miami better for kids and improve their skills.”