Seeing red: Fact checking the Miami Boat Show’s move to Virginia Key

The City of Miami’s plan to build for-profit event space at the historic Miami Marine Stadium – and to relocate the Miami Boat Show to the site beginning in 2016 – has been met with a flood of opposition.

It’s no surprise: the proposal poses environmental threats, creates an onslaught of year-round traffic, and spends $18 million in tax dollars on the construction of event space while leaving the historic stadium in disrepair.

As the Mayor of Key Biscayne points out, the plan amounts to a “money grab wrapped inside a land grab, and the biggest losers are the residents of Miami-Dade.”

The City and Boat Show organizers may be seeing green, but the Key Biscayne Citizen Scientist Project is seeing red – red ink, to be exact.

The advocacy group took the liberty of setting the record straight following a recent opinion piece authored by the Boat Show’s president. Well played, scientists…well played.