The City of Miami has selected Mounted Memories as its asset recovery firm prior to the demolition of the Orange Bowl. The arrangement gives Mounted Memories access to virtually everything in and around the Orange Bowl, including the goal posts, lockers, seats, benches and more. Autographed seats, sections of the locker rooms, signage from the exterior and much more are among the items that are likely to be available. Some of the items are already available to the general public.
“We wanted to do something special, more than just simply sell off the assets,” said Ross Tannenbaum, president of Dreams, Inc., parent company of Mounted Memories. “Our goal is to make the memories of one of Miami’s iconic structures continue on into the future, and to offer sports fans nationwide a chance to maintain their own memories of the Orange Bowl.”
Mounted Memories is planning a full day of farewell festivities Jan. 26 honoring football greats and culminating with a flag football game, pitting the legendary Miami Dolphins led by Dan Marino against the great University of Miami Hurricanes of the past led by Jim Kelly and Bernie Kosar.
“We are sorry to see the Orange Bowl leave its hallowed ground, but we are glad to be able to keep its history alive,” said Tannenbaum.