Built as a partnership between the Orange Bowl Committee and the City of Homestead, Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park has become a state-of-the-art football facility that is home of eight high school football teams as well as the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance’s youth football team in the region.
Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park is the Orange Bowl’s fourth Legacy Gift to the South Florida Community in the last eight years. After breaking ground in December of 2016, the $2.1 million renovation features new multi-purpose synthetic turf field designed for football and soccer, new video scoreboard and sound system, goal posts and nets, landscaping, and renovated restrooms, locker rooms and press box. Organizations providing additional funding include the Miami Dolphins through the NFL’s Field Grant Program and Center State Bank.
The dedication of Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park took place on Thursday, August 24, the 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. During Hurricane Andrew, Harris Field was used as a “tent city” for evacuees of the devastating Category 5 storm.
The completion of this fourth Legacy Gift in Homestead furthers the Orange Bowl’s commitment to youth sports in the South Florida community as Harris Field Park is also the home of the Dick Conley Steelers, a Florida Youth Football League team within the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA). The OBYFA benefits more than 15,000 youth football players and cheerleaders representing eight football leagues across eight South Florida counties. Since 1999, the Orange Bowl Committee has invested more than $7 million in youth sports over and above the Legacy Gift Projects.