MIAMI GARDENS, Florida. – The Miami Grand Prix is coming to Miami Gardens on May 6th. Residents brace themselves for the loud noise and traffic they will endure during the annual event on the Hard Rock Stadium grounds.
Downtown Miami rejected Formula One for the same reasons a group of longtime residents of Miami Gardens have been fighting against it for years. Those who are more open say the black community is losing out on the 10-year deal.
Local business owners and residents said they hope the $5 million community benefits package that accompanies the deal will at least help local residents. At the top of the list are the city’s students who need more welfare benefits.
The city, which is required to issue permits for special events, has declined to answer questions about the benefits package or the permit, raising concerns among residents.
On Wednesday, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Alan Fine denied a request by Miami Gardens residents to stop racing at Hard Rock Stadium, saying the solution was to wear earplugs. Noise levels will be recorded during the May event.
“The parties will have the opportunity to know exactly what the noise level is,” Fine said in court.
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