Miami is known for being a holiday destination since it boasts of beaches and fine dining and restaurants. While it is certainly one of the nicest places to go if you are on a bit of a holiday budget, there is some serious sports action going on in Miami as well and it has scores of professional teams.
Contrary to popular opinion the area does not only cater to water-based sports and there are plenty of others to enjoy. With its amazing nightlife and clubbing, sports are simply the cherry on top of the cake for those who are interested in them.
Baseball is big in Miami and the Florida Marlins attract large crowds. Their home park is (not too surprisingly) Marlins Park. They are in the Major Leagues which makes them one of the best teams around. They came into being in 1993 and have been increasingly active since then.
Many prominent American baseball players have climbed out of this team and some notable ones are Josh Beckett, Kevin Brown, and Alex Gonzalez.
Miami Heat is the main basketball team in the region and they are glamorous as well as well known. They form part of the eastern conference as far as NBA is concerned and although they haven’t reached the top of their game yet; they have had many victories which will eventually lead them to the big leagues.
They do however have three league championships to their name after they were formed as part of NBA’s expansion program.
The Miami Dolphins are the football scene in this region and they are part of the east division of the NFL. Sun Life Stadium is where most of their home games are played and where the locals go to enjoy a glimpse of them.
The team was created by Joe Robbie and Danny Thomas. The American Football League took them as part of their own in 1966 so they have been around for a long time and have contributed to the sports talent in the country.
The Dolphins attribute most of their victories to the so-called glory era of the 70s as they have not been able to replicate those successes on the same level since then.
The Miami Panthers are the official ice hockey team of Miami. Their home ground is the BankAtlantic Center which is in the north of Miami in Florida County. Their one trip to the Stanley Cup finals was a disaster.
Check out where to get face lifts in Miami.