Strikers v Rowdies 2 June

Discussion in 'Fort Lauderdale Strikers' started by ReekySporran, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Looking for a bit of advice.

    I'm heading over to Jacksonville for the USA v Scotland match, but before we head home to Scotland we'll be in Miami for a few days and on the last night we want to go to the Strikers v Rowdies match.

    We'll be staying somewhere in Miami Beach, how easy/difficult will it be to get to/from Lockhart Stadium on public transport?

    Planning to head upto Fort Lauderdale earlier in the day so I'm guessing that's the easiest part by public transport, its just getting back to Miami Beach after 22:00 that may cause problems!

    Any suggestions/advice welcome!
     
  2. speedcake

    speedcake Member

    Dec 2, 1999
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We'll try to put on a show for ya :D
     
  3. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    If I can get there and back ;)
     
  4. speedcake

    speedcake Member

    Dec 2, 1999
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well I'm Tampa, so hopefully some of these Ft. LauderHell scum can help you out with your inquiry. :p
     
  5. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No public transport that I know of between Miami Beach and Ft Lauderdale, unless you consider a cab public transportation, and that'll cost you a whole lot of $$$. Possibly someone in Miami can swing by and give you a ride. I'll see if any ULTRAS can help....:)

    Ignore Speedcake. He's a Tampa Bay Bubba. Hoarder. Few teeth. Votes straight Republican. Thinks roast possum & chicken fried squirrel are gourmet fare. And he's one of the better one's you'll find; he can read and write a bit....:D
     
  6. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any idea where you will be staying while you are in Miami?
     
  7. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    How much do you think a taxi ride back to Miami Beach would be?

    I recognise that description, over here we call them Hibernian fans :cool:
     
  8. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Hotel not yet booked, but it will be in the Miami Beach area.
     
  9. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Here is a start to figure out taxi fares but to be honest it doesn't list anything near to where Strikers play. But it will give you an idea what you would be spending:

    http://www.enjoymiamibeach.com/Miami_taxi_fare_guide.htm

    It may be the cheaper option to hire a car tbh.
     
  10. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Thanks, so looks like $70, hmmm......

    We will have a hire car but we hand that back the day before, and to be honest hiring it for an extra 2 days and adding parking fees at the hotel wont save too much, plus one of us has to stay off the beer!
     
  11. XaviusX

    XaviusX Member

    Mar 21, 2001
    Tampa, Florida
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you haven't leaned toward any particular club yet, take into consideration that the ROWDIES have a Scotsman on their roster (Stuart Campbell [Former BRISTOL ROVERS player]). :D
     
  12. Prime Time

    Prime Time Member

    May 1, 2004
    South Florida
    If you're from Scotland, might as well just go to the game, drink a lot of beer and spend the 70-80 bucks for the cab to take you to your hotel. It'll be a once in a lifetime thing.

    Or, you can see if some diehard Strikers fan is willing to take you back. There are always a few kind souls.
     
  13. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Well, an E*****man with Scottish parents :p
     
  14. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    That looks to be the best bet, expensive but it doesn't happen too often!
     
  15. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Get to Lockhart a bit early. Game time is usually 730PM, but the party starts about 4PM to 5PM in the west parking lot between Lockhart & the baseball stadium. Ask for the ULTRAS. They usually have some free beer from folks from way our of town.

    Be warned....we have a few folks from Newcastle that join us at Lockhart. If any hard feelings exist towards them that could make things a bit awkward...;)
    ULTRAS are in section 115 once the game starts....well away from the folks from tampon bay....:D

    C'mon down and join the fun. If it's a dry night we could have a pretty good crowd attending. Here's hoping the rain stays away this year.
     
  16. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    We're planning on heading up from Miami on the train early afternoon.

    Don't worry about the Newcastle lot, they are nearly Scots but unlucky enough to be born a few miles too far south :D
     
  17. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://g.co/maps/fqqm9

    Looks like the rail will take you from close to the stadium (1.5 miles) to the Miami Airport.
     
  18. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    TriRail's station is in Hialeah. Several miles north of MIA. You could catch a cab there that will take you to MIA. Or back to Miami Beach.
     
  19. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :eek:

    For the record, let it be known that one of wor lot is from Scotland! Inverness area to be a bit more specific...

    Not many Geordies play the pipes you know ;)
     
  20. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd probably just take a taxi if you're coming from overseas. But if you do drive, the main bridges to the mainland from Miami Beach itself are at 5th St. (SR 1A/I-395) or 41st St. (SR 112/I-195) Both take you to I-95, the main motorway in Miami. Take that north all the way past Fort Lauderdale to NW 50th St. (SR 870) Turn left off the exit, and Lockhart Stadium is virtually right there. You can enter at either NW 12th Ave. or NW 15th Ave. It's about a 30-mile drive, but one of the locals would be better to consult about Saturday traffic in the area.

    (Sorry, couldn't resist a moment of blatant roadgeekery. :p)
     
  21. Antique

    Antique Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    the river of grass
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think he said he's taking tri-rail north. His cab only needs to take him to Hialeah.
     
  22. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Thanks for the tips guys. Yeah we intend taking the Tri-Rail to Fort Lauderdale during the day and making our way upto the stadium, it's getting back after the match that's the problem as I understand the Tri-Rail stops around 20:30.
     
  23. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    All the better :D
     
  24. AmericanMag

    AmericanMag Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Speaking on behalf of the Geordie contingent: You will have a cold beer waiting for you when you do make it to the game. Just look for the toon tops!
     
  25. ReekySporran

    ReekySporran Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Scotland
    Club:
    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Just catching up on this as time is drawing closer. I assume tickets will be available on the day? I mean to organise an order but haven;t got round to it yet, but if I can buy them at the stadium than I'll just do that.
     

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