The inaugural Miami Sports Summit will take place in summer 2021 and is the third US summit available to all students and alumni at GIS and UCFB. Primarily based at the GIS Inter Miami CF Stadium Campus, the summit is based around 4-5 days of specially tailored talks, workshops, exclusive networking opportunities and visits specific to the US sports industry.

The Inter Miami CF Stadium is home to Major League Soccer’s 25th franchise, whose ownership group is composed of former England captain David Beckham, Jorge and Jose Mas as well as Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son.

The specifics of the Summit are to be confirmed, but GIS plan on showing attendees behind the scenes of Miami’s biggest sporting venues, which could include Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, and Miami Heat’s American Airlines Arena. There’ll also be the chance to take in live sport in the city, which could include Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins and of course Inter Miami CF.

There’ll also be the chance to explore Miami as a tourist, including the beaches, Ocean Drive and the Everglades National Park, which is just an hours’ drive from the Inter Miami CF Stadium.

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What will the Summit include?

  • Enhance your knowledge of the US sports industry from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in Florida;
  • Understand and see first-hand how sport operates in one of the biggest and most successful markets in the world;
  • Network with industry decision-makers and enhance your employment opportunities in the US sports industry;
  • Experience incredible live sport at some of the world's best stadiums and arenas.

Discover Miami

Your guide to Miami
A brief history

Traded between Spain, Britain and then the US, Miami started to become the important tourist destination it is today in the early 20th century as people began to discover its year-round climate and idyllic coastline. This is when the building boom started and the rich and famous began moving into the area, first in spectacular mansions and later the art deco architecture found near South Beach. The 21st century has seen Miami become one of, if not the, world’s key cruise destinations, serving over 20 cruise companies and 60 different passenger ships.

Things to do

Do you prefer going to the beach or shopping? Maybe you’re a history buff? Unsurprisingly, Miami caters for all. Downtown Miami is known for its collection of both historic and modern buildings, and Little Havana is famed for its Latin galleries and bustling restaurants. Head over to Miami Beach to experience the glamour this city is famed for: Ocean Drive, South Beach, the historic Art Deco district – just remember your sun cream.

Sport in Miami

Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers and now Inter Miami. One thing Miami isn’t short of is elite sports franchises playing in North America’s leading leagues.

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Food & drink

Given Miami’s European links and strong ties to Latin culture, good food is just around the corner in this city. Think flavour, think fresh, think filling. Empandas, Cuban sandwiches, Key lime pie, incredible sea food and alligator – whether it’s a street vendor or fine dining, all of this and more makes Miami a gastronomical delight.

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GIS Inter Miami CF Stadium Campus

GIS Inter Miami CF Stadium Campus will be the first GIS campus in North America and first outside of the UK. Programmes will launch at Inter Miami CF Stadium from 2021, with the MSc Sports Directorship becoming the first GIS programme to be hosted on the ground in the US, subject to site approval.

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