MIAMI (Reuters) – Renowned for flashy events and wild parties, South Florida has hosted more Super Bowls than anywhere. But many of those who live in the shadow of Hard Rock Stadium, site of Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV and home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, are hardly in a party mood.
Residents of Miami Gardens, the mostly black, working class city surrounding the stadium, have long felt neglected and even exploited by the Dolphins organization. They say their quality of life has become a casualty in the region’s eternal quest for tourism dollars, and fear the area’s black community faces a fresh chapter in a history of displacement.
So instead of joining millions of Americans celebrating this weekend’s game, protesters will take to the streets outside the venue on Sunday to express their frustration. Specifically, they want to stop a proposal to bring Formula One auto racing to Miami beginning in 2021, through a partnership between Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and…
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