Orang Bowl Committee Holds Ribbon Cutting At Park

MIAMI (CBS4) – Orange Bowl Field is now official at Moore Park, thanks to an unveiling Sunday that featured the Orange Bowl Committee and local dignitaries.

City Commissioner Richard P. Dunn and commissioners from the PAC 10 and ACC joined in the celebration.

Allapattah residents got their first look at the $5.7 million , 1,500 seat stadium that will benefit local high schools and residents alike.

The celebration turned into a block party for more than 200 kids who came to appreciate the park that features a new playing surface with synthetic field turf, running track, 1,500 aluminum bleacher seats, press box with P.A. system, electronic scoreboard, field lighting, two restroom/concession buildings and a storage structure.

Cookouts spread the smell of bbq across the park Sunday that was created as a result of efforts spearheaded by the City of Miami, the Orange Bowl Committee and the $5.7 million legacy gift initiative to commemorate its 75th anniversary.

Notable professional athletes who perfected their game at a young age at Moore Park include Chad Javon Ochocinco, Thaddeus Lewis, Darryl Sharpton, and Lee Corso.

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