MIAMI (April 25, 2014) – The Miami Seaport Alliance announced today the launch of a television, radio, and digital advertising campaign across Miami-Dade County that is aimed at presenting key facts about the proposed soccer stadium at PortMiami.
“The port’s maritime cargo and cruise activity supports 207,000 jobs in South Florida and generates over $27 billion in economic activity,” said Miami Seaport Alliance President John Fox. “Even the hint of a disruptive non-port-related activity, such as a stadium, could force a cargo or cruise ship to leave the port, which would result in the loss of thousands of jobs. We’re proud to launch this campaign to get the facts to the people of Miami-Dade County.”
View the television advertisements in English and Spanish below:
Miremos los hechos (TV)
Listen to the radio advertisements in English and Spanish below:
Led by President John Fox, the Miami Seaport Alliance consists of Florida Stevedoring, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norman Braman, the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1416, the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1922, Eller-ITO Stevedoring Co., Florida Foreign Trade Association and the Latin American Business Association, among many other groups, who are all opposed to a soccer stadium at PortMiami.
The Alliance’s purpose is to ensure that PortMiami remains dedicated to operations that have made it the pride of the Miami-Dade community, as the Cruise Capital of the World and the Cargo Gateway of the Americas. The Miami Seaport Alliance believes that a stadium would interfere with port operations and has raised concerns about increased traffic, lack of available parking, security risks, and the potential of job loss due to disruption of port activity. For more information, visit www.miamiseaportalliance.org.
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About Miami Seaport Alliance
The Miami Seaport Alliance is comprised of concerned citizens and PortMiami stakeholders, including stevedores, longshore workers, cruise lines and cargo carriers, that are focused on ensuring the long-term success of the port. The Alliance wholeheartedly supports a soccer franchise in Miami and believes there are other sites that would benefit greatly from a stadium. However, PortMiami is not one of them, due to the risks a port stadium would pose to jobs, cruise and cargo operations, security, and the port’s promising future. The Miami Seaport Alliance looks forward to PortMiami’s continuing success as the Cruise Capital of the World and the Cargo Gateway of the Americas. For more information, visit www.miamiseaportalliance.org or like the Miami Seaport Alliance Facebook page for regular updates.