Miami City Council Hits Ultra With Another Blow, Limits Days Bayfront Park Can Be Closed

Two weeks in the past the Miami City Council shot down a contract extension for Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park. The contact would have cemented Ultra’s iconic house for one more 5 years. A vocal minority residents opposed the competition being held in downtown Miami because of the noise which it created for one weekend a 12 months, regardless of driving tens of millions to the native economic system.

City Council members took it upon themselves to make it close to not possible for Ultra to proceed to make use of the grounds. While the contract might be renegotiated shifting ahead, giving Ultra the possibility to discover a answer, the council simply took one other step to verify Bayfront Park will now not be the house the United States’ most well-known dance music competition.

Council Restricts Bayfront Park’s Event Usage

In years previous there was no restrict upon what number of days Bayfront Park may very well be closed for personal occasions. In 2017, the park was closed 155 days for various festivals and personal features. This previous week the council has voted to restrict the park to solely 55 days for personal occasions. To put issues into comparability, the setup and break down Ultra takes round 20 days – practically half the quota days the park might be closed to the general public.

This is almost a loss of life blow for Ultra. That being stated many imagine that council members are solely utilizing this intense rhetoric to get re-elected this November. Once they safe their units, followers assume that they’ll return to working with Ultra Worldwide to create an answer. This does make sense contemplating the competition drives extra money to Miami than every other outdoors occasion assist throughout the 12 months.

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