Local politicians and sports dignitaries – including former Heat star Glen Rice and former U.S. national women’s soccer coach Jill Ellis – were on hand September 8 for the official unveiling of the plans for Destination Sport Miami, an 820,000-square-foot indoor multisport complex that will be built across from TopGolf Doral.
The 20-acre site is just west of the Turnpike and Dolphin Mall. The facility, which 120 feet high, is being billed as the “largest indoor multi-sport facility in North America.”
It will feature two NHL regulation ice hockey rinks, an NFL-FIFA regulation turf field, 18 NBA regulation basketball courts, an e-Sports Arena, 36 volleyball courts, 11 USTA hard surface tennis courts, a 15,000 square-foot fitness center, 50-meter Olympic swimming pool, 25-yard warm water therapy pool, indoor surf machine, restaurants and party rooms.
Orlando-based Tru North Capital Partners is funding the project, which is scheduled to be completed in 24 months. Miami Dade Commission Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz helped spearhead the project and has been working on it for several years.