Architecture & Design

Seven Gloria Estefan Songs That Could Have Been Written About the Miami Marine Stadium

One, two, three, four -- come on, baby, save the Miami Marine Stadium!

The historic waterfront venue got one step closer to revitalization this week when Miami's own Gloria Estefan took a stand to preserve its one of a kind architecture. In her first statement as the "Voice of the Miami Marine Stadium," Estefan said, "The stadium reflects the diversity of South Florida. It was designed by a young Cuban-American architect, and has played host to artists from Jimmy Buffett to Sammy Davis Jr..... We look forward to the day when this spectacular place is once again a thriving center of cultural life for people in South Florida."

See also:

- Architects Propose Saving the Miami Marine Stadium With a Giant Helium Balloon

- Miami Marine Stadium: A Revival of Magic, Concrete, and Spray Paint

But will Estefan contribute a theme song to the campaign to save the Miami Marine Stadium? There are certainly plenty to choose from. Looking back on some of Gloria's greatest hits, it's possible she's been penning odes to the neglected building all along. (Not probable, but possible.)

Consider these lyrics:

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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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