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  • MIAMI REALTORS® Launches MIAMI Platinum PLUS for its Members

    May 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is now offering its members subscriptions to MIAMI Platinum PLUS, an exclusive and unparalleled suite of upgraded Realtor products and services, so Realtors can utilize an even higher level of industry tools to improve and expand their business while enhancing the home buying and home selling process for the public.
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  • Miami Luxury Home Sales Soar in 1Q 2018

    May 15, 2018
    Total Miami luxury home sales surged 12.3 percent in 1Q 2018 as median prices rose for the 25th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI REALTORS CEO Named to South Florida’s Most Influential Business Women

    May 14, 2018
    MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Chief Executive Officer Teresa King Kinney was named one of the top 25 Most Influential Business Women in South Florida. The South Florida Business Journal honored Kinney’s strong record of leadership, community involvement and industry innovation at an event on May 11 in Fort Lauderdale.
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  • Miami Luxury Single-Family Home Sales Jump in March

    Apr 23, 2018
    Miami luxury single-family home sales posted double-digit gains as median prices for all properties continued rising in March, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • South Florida Industrial Real Estate Prices, Transactions Rise in 4Q

    Apr 23, 2018
    South Florida industrial real estate prices increased 11.4 percent year-over-year in the 4Q 2017 and the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach tri-county region posted its second highest industrial transaction volume for the year,
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  • Patricia Anglero Elected 2018 Broward President of the MIAMI Realtors

    Apr 07, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Fort Lauderdale broker Patricia C. Anglero as its 2018 Broward Council president. She and all of MIAMI’s leadership boards were installed Feb. 2 at the MIAMI 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI REALTORS Commercial Partners with Research and Data Firm Vizzda to Provide South Florida Commercial Statistics Reports

    Apr 05, 2018
    MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial) has formed a strategic alliance with Vizzda (Visual Data) to provide The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate, which will offer comprehensive commercial research and statistics to MIAMI’s 46,000 members and the consumers they serve.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Commercial Association Rebrands as MIAMI Commercial

    Apr 05, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has rebranded its commercial real estate organization, to MIAMI Commercial. MIAMI Commercial’s new name and logo is part of MIAMI’s successful expansion of the commercial reach of the Miami Association of Realtors that enhances the 25-year-old organization, which was formerly the Realtors Commercial Alliance MIAMI (RCA MIAMI).
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  • Miami Condo, Luxury Home Sales Rise in February  

    Mar 21, 2018
    Miami existing condominium and total luxury home sales increased in February, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Realtors Expands Presence of South Florida Real Estate at Global Expo

    Mar 14, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has increased its presence by 400 percent at the world’s largest commercial real estate conference, MIPIM. MIAMI Realtors will have exhibits promoting South Florida at MIPIM from March 13-16 in Cannes, France as part of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) expanded U.S. pavilion. This year, MIAMI has significantly expanded the U.S. and MIAMI/South Florida presence by adding its own adjacent exhibit space.
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  • Colombia Leads Countries Looking for Miami Homes in January

    Mar 13, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in January, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida remains the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and a top-five market for homebuyers in the world’s six largest regions, according to January data.
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  • Urgent Legal Alert from Florida REALTORS General Counsel

    Mar 06, 2018
    Recently, Florida Realtors became aware of several lawsuits filed against real estate brokers in Miami Dade and Broward counties concerning allegations of discriminatory advertising—a violation of fair housing laws. Specifically, brokers are being sued for discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers. These violations, however, pertain to local ordinances, not the Federal Fair Housing Act. Under these local ordinances, landlords and Realtors are precluded from discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers, as this falls under the protected class "source of income."
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  • Miami Condo, Single-Family Home Sales Jump in January

    Feb 22, 2018
    Miami existing condominium and single-family home sales rose in January as $1 million-and-up luxury transactions jumped for all properties, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Tops Countries Looking for Miami Homes

    Feb 20, 2018
    Colombian consumers posted the most web searches among foreign countries for Miami homes in December, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida finished as the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and is a top-five market for consumers in the world’s six largest regions, according to December data.
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  • Miami Single-Family Homes Post Fifth Biggest Sales Year in History

    Feb 13, 2018
    Miami recorded the fifth-most annual single-family home sales in county history in 2017 as total dollar volume and median prices rose at year-end and in 4Q 2017, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Releases New 2017 South Florida International Real Estate Report

    Feb 08, 2018
    Foreign home buyers spent more on South Florida homes and purchased more local residential properties in 2017 than the year before, according to the new 2017 Profile of International Home Buyers of MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Members conducted by MIAMI and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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  • Jorge L. Guerra Jr. Elected 2018 MIAMI Realtors Residential President

    Feb 06, 2018
    The nation’s largest local Realtor association has elected Miami broker Jorge L. Guerra Jr. as its 2018 Residential President. He and the entire Board of Directors were installed Feb. 2 at the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Honor South Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders

    Feb 06, 2018
    he MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will honor South Florida real estate’s industry leaders with its 2017 MIAMI Awards at its 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration today. “From educator of the year to humanitarian of the year to public policy advocates, the MIAMI Awards honors individuals and groups that made the real estate industry and all of South Florida a better place,” MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney said.
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  • Miami Native Brian Sharpe to Lead MIAMI Commercial Realtors

    Feb 06, 2018
    The Realtors Commercial Alliance of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Miami native Brian Sharpe as its 2018 president. He and the 2018 RCA Board of Governors were installed Feb. 2 at MIAMI’s 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Honor South Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders

    Feb 02, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will honor South Florida real estate’s industry leaders with its 2017 MIAMI Awards at its 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration today.
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An Athlete’s Paradise: Miami Attracting Global Sporting Events

by | Jul 12, 2017
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An Athlete’s Paradise: Miami Attracting Global Sporting Events

 

Major sporting events promote a city globally, attract new residents and fuel commercial investment.

On Tuesday, Miami hosted its first Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Hosting major events such as the 88th annual Midsummer Classic and this month’s El Clásico soccer game between Real Madrid and Barcelona have an immediate and long term impact on the South Florida economy.

Miami’s All-Star Game is expected to contribute $80 million to the local economy, according to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Then there’s the long term impact. Visitors who come to Miami for the sporting events see Miami’s beaches, lifestyle, skyline and parks and envision living here. Miami’s lifestyle is also promoted during the sporting event’s telecasts nationally and internationally.

The MLB All-Star Game is the most viewed all-star game out of the four major U.S. sports. The game was televised worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International’s independent feed.

2017 MLB All-Star Game
The 2017 MLB All-Star Game in Miami is not only the first to be played in Miami, but the first to take place in the state of Florida. The 2017 All-Star Game is perhaps the largest showcase to date for Marlins Park, a ballpark that opened in 2012.

The event involves more than a singular event. The MLB All-Star Game has transitioned into All-Star Weekend, with Miami also hosting a popular MLB FanFest, Celebrity Game, Futures Game, Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.

About 100,000 tickets were sold for Miami’s FanFest, which was heled at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Nineteen hotels in Miami-Dade County have contracted with MLB to host attendees for the event.

National Exposure
The 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego drew 8.71 million viewers and a 5.4 household rating, according to Nielson’s live-plus-same-day data. While the numbers were down from the 2015 game, the MLB All-Star Game remains the most viewed All-Star Game out of the four major U.S. sports.
                 
Sport                                                            Ratings
MLB All-Star Game (Fox) 5.4 rating, 8.71 million viewers
NFL Pro Bowl (ESPN)                   4.5 rating, 8 million viewers
NBA All-Star Game (TNT/TBS)         4.3 rating, 7.6 million viewers
NHL All-Star Game (NBCSN)            0.9 rating, 1.595 viewers

Miami’s El Clásico to be broadcasted in 185 Countries
El Clásico, the matchup between soccer supernovas Real Madrid and Barcelona, will be played in the United States for the first time. The franchises will play July 29 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo will lead their superstar teams in a highly-anticipated preseason match.

When the two teams met in April 2017, more than 800 professionals covered the game. International TV broadcasters showed the game in 185 countries with a potential audience of 650 million spectators.

It will be just the second time that Real Madrid and Barcelona play a friendly on foreign soil. The only other time occurred in 1982 when they placed a third-place match in a postseason tournament in Venezuela.

Like the All-Star Game, there will be a series of events before the big game. Miami’s Bayfront Park will run endless events with former players and celebrities. Marc Anthony will perform at halftime of El Clásico in Miami.

Super Bowl 2020 in Miami
Miami is also set to host the most-watched U.S. sporting event: the Super Bowl.

The Dolphins play in state-of-the-art Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Owner Stephen Ross spent roughly a half billion dollars to modernize the stadium last year. The improvements included a $250 million shaded canopy. The Dolphins’ home stadium has hosted five Super Bowls, America’s most-watched sporting event. Miami will host another Super Bowl in 2020, the NFL announced.

Hard Rock Stadium isn’t just for football. The Brazil men’s national team will play a series of matches at Hard Rock; Real Madrid will visit the stadium in 2017. The stadium is also Miami-Dade County’s only true outdoor concert venue. The stadium plans to host major music festivals and more.

World Baseball Classic in Miami
This spring also saw Miami host the World Baseball Classic, a quadrennial tournament that pits nation against nation during spring training.

Miami hosted six WBC games in total, all in Pool C, which also includes Canada and Colombia. Marlins Park’s roughly 37,000 seats were filled on most nights, including the sold-out United States vs. Dominican Republic game.

Miami: An Athlete’s Paradise
International home buyers want world-class entertainment, and Miami’s three major sports squads are providing it in new or relatively new venues. The NBA’s Miami Heat, Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins and NFL’s Miami Dolphins have each won championships and gained international recognition.

Downtown Miami’s resurgence was underway when LeBron James signed with the Miami Heat in 2010, but his team’s success helped encourage residents, business owners and developers to relocate or do more business in Miami.

Today, Downtown Miami has more than doubled its population to 80,000 in the last decade. Realtor.com named Downtown Miami as the nation’s fourth-fastest growing neighborhood. Downtown cultural institutions like the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Perez Art Museum are attracting new residents and businesses.

Major League Soccer coming to Miami?
Legendary soccer player and global icon David Beckham, who used to play for Real Madrid, is planning to build a new, 25,000-seat Miami stadium for a new Major League Soccer expansion team. Multiple reports say the team may begin playing in 2019.

Soccer, of course, is the world’s most popular sport. According to FIFA’s most recent Big Count survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, roughly about 4 percent of the world’s population.

Soccer is a perfect fit for South Florida as the region is an international melting pot with many residents coming from countries where fùtbol is a national passion.

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