Monthly Archives: June 2013
Join us on Sunday, July 7th at Sun Life Stadium for the 22nd annual Festival Independencia de Venezuela! The largest Venezuelan festival in the United States features special performances by Gilberto Santa Rosa, Reynaldo Armas, Caramelos de Cianuro and Billo’s Caracas Boys. The festivities begin at 2pm. In addition to live musical performances, the Festival also features thrilling carnival rides and delicious foods from throughout South and Latin America. Receiving special recognition at the festival will be founder and former President of Súmate , Maria Croina Machado.
The US Drift Circuit returns to Sun Life Stadium this Sunday, June 30th. This is their second time in the last four months bringing another round of high-speed drift racing, a car show, and live musical performances. This weekend’s event for the second round of “King of Countyline” will feature the top local drivers in drift racing as they compete on both solo and tandem tracks simultaneously outside of Sun Life Stadium. The car show for all spectators is presented by Braggenrites.
The opening round of the 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup is one month away, which means that we are now just six weeks from the championship rounds of the inaugural tournament at Sun Life Stadium. On August 6th and 7th, all eight of the prestigious clubs from across Europe and the United States will call South Florida home for two days as they compete for the coveted International Champions Cup Trophy. In the upcoming weeks, we will take a look at all the teams and players that will take to the field in this year’s matchups.
Caribbean Football Union rivals Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago are set to square off in CONCACAF Gold Cup action on Friday, July 12th at Sun Life Stadium. Haiti, who qualified for the Gold Cup by finishing second in the 2012 Caribbean Cup, looks to carry momentum from recent strong performances against international soccer powerhouses Spain and Italy. Haiti suffered a 2-1 loss to the defending World Cup Champions Spain in match held in June at Sun Life Stadium. During that game, the Haiti faithful saw sparks of greatness from Donald Guerrier Wilde, who scored the only goal for Haiti during the game.
To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into Sun Life Stadium, the Miami Dolphins announced today an NFL policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium. The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of this measure that will enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to gain access in all stadiums. It was discussed with all clubs at the May league meeting and will be implemented at all NFL stadiums beginning with preseason games.
The best team in the world — arguably the greatest of all-time — faced some heat, but, ultimately, were able to grind out a win. Spain took and withstood Haiti’s best shot during Saturday’s friendly, winning 2-1 in front of a spirited crowd of 36,535 at Sun Life Stadium. The defending World Cup champions flexed their collective muscle early, gaining possession and quickly taking advantage. An early effort by Fernando Torres sailed a bit, but Spain was able to hit the reset button almost immediately.
With the Confederations Cup in Brazil rapidly approaching, the Spanish national soccer team is playing a friendly match on Saturday, at 4 p.m, taking on Haiti in at Sun Life Stadium. In what will be an unprecedented South Florida soccer event — this is the first time that Spain has ever played in South Florida and the first two times these teams have ever met — Spain, the FIFA No. 1-ranked team, has brought all of its top players — a group that has earned a reputation as one of the top international teams in history, with Euro Cup championships in 2008 and 2012 and a World Cup championship in 2010.