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Sun Bowl Players Forbidden to Visit Mexico

Posted by on Monday, 27 December, 2010

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– The 77th annual Hyundai Sun Bowl will be played this Friday at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas, and the teams from Notre Dame and Miami have just arrived in town to prepare. But because of the El Paso’s proximity to the Mexican town of Cuidad Juarez, coaches for both teams are taking extra precautions to keep their players safe. No players will be permitted to cross the border during their free time.

The coach of the Fighting Irish, Brian Kelly, has taken his team’s passports, and the Hurricanes weren’t allowed to bring theirs either. Local law enforcement and the FBI meet with the teams shortly after they arrived in El Paso last night to educate the footballers about the perils of crossing the border.

Cuidad Juarez is in the middle of a drug war. Officials have estimated that more than 3,000 people have been killed this year alone, with the vast majority of all crimes in the city never even being investigated.

Fans from both schools are also being urged to be extra cautious. The Sun Bowl sold out in 21 hours this year.

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Orange Bowl Field To Be Constructed By Miller Construction

Posted by on Thursday, 29 July, 2010

– MIAMI, Fla. A new Miami community landmark is taking shape as Miller Construction Company builds Orange Bowl Field at Moore Park in Miami for the Orange Bowl Committee.  The recreational facility will include a new youth sports/high school football stadium, track and other improvements at Moore Park, 765 NW 36th Street.

Orange Bowl Field’s uses will range from youth and high school football and track competitions to community enjoyment for walking, running and jogging along the track, according to Miller Project Executive David Jones.

The Orange Bowl Committee has spearheaded creation of the project to commemorate its 75th anniversary and as a “thank you” to the community for the support given to the Orange Bowl Festival and game from its inception.  The Orange Bowl Committee has committed $3.1 million for the Moore Park project, with additional funding provided by the City of Miami and other private donors.

Miller’s construction project includes building “home” and “away” locker rooms, public restrooms, concession stands, second-floor press box and coaches’ booths, and installing bleacher seating for 1500 spectators.

Orange Bowl Field at Moore Park has special significance as the site of a 1933 game that was the precursor of the annual Orange Bowl.  In that historic match, underdog University of Miami beat Manhattan College 7-0.  Two years later, the Orange Bowl Committee was formed and soon launched its tradition of supporting Miami’s youth.

“Community athletes will have a chance to compete on the same type of surfaces as the pros,” said Jones.  Miller will install a synthetic turf field and upgrade the track with a synthetic rubberized coating, as well as adding new sports lighting and electronic scoreboard.  Completion is set for January 2011.  Miller previously built the Orange Bowl Committee’s award-winning headquarters in Miami Lakes.

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