American Tennis & Education Foundation (ATEF) gets memorandum of understanding affirmed for Tennis Hall of Fame Museum at Miramar Regional Park
By Natasha S. Hampton
Recently, City of Miramar Elected Officials passed a vote of confidence in support of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Miramar and the American Tennis & Education Foundation, Inc. (ATEF), a Florida Not-for-Profit Corporation and Member Club of the American Tennis Association.
The non-binding MOU lays the foundation of the ATEF’s unsolicited proposal that includes locating the ATEF National Tennis Center, Tennis Hall of Fame Museum, and a Hotel at Miramar Regional Park (16801 Miramar Parkway). This project would be inclusive of an American Tennis Association (ATA)/ATEF Administrative Office and a National Training and Competition Facility subject to City zoning and
other applicable rules and regulations.
The MOU was requested as a progressive step to memorializing an outline on the project’s scope, anticipated construction, funding schedules, and estimated costs during a Commission workshop on July 6, 2016.
“The potential of Miramar to be the home of the American Tennis Association and Black Tennis Museum is amazing. This development is consistent with the expansion of cultural tourism in Broward County and the vision of making Miramar a destination city, while offering access to the highest level of tennis training to our Miramar community. Our Commission is committed to the thorough vetting of this opportunity and looks forward to the formal proposal,” stated City of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam.
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