ISSUES: Opposition to FIU Expansion Referendum

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Exposition, has had a good relationship with Florida International University in the past, even donating $3.2 million towards the construction of the university’s football stadium — but this relationship now seems strained. The Youth Fair is challenging an initiative on the ballot looking to expand FIU onto the fair’s current location at Tamiami Park and subsequently moving the Youth Fair. But, the fair’s president and CEO claims that even if this referendum does pass, it will not force a relocation due to the terms of its lease with the county.

Robert Hohenstein, Miami-Dade County Youth Fair