Why can’t Miami teams consistently draw fans? (includes podcast)

This podcast provides an in-depth analysis of why the city of Miami hasn’t been able to maintain a consistent, stable, and loyal fanbase across its professional sports. Miami is home to the Dolphins of the NFL, the Heat of the NBA, the Panthers of the NHL, Inter Miami of the MLS, and the Marlins of the MLB. Miami is one of the most populated cities in the entire country and Miami-Dade county is one of the largest in the entire country. The fact that Miami hasn’t been able to build a strong sports culture is shocking to some.

It’s clear that sports are an important part of how the city operates year-round, but it’s not a priority the way it is in places like New York, Boston, Chicago, Green Bay, etc. The conversation with Guillermo Chacon provides a bit more clarity for fans on why and how this has become an issue.

Chacon was the last head coach for the Florida Frenzies, a semi-professional football team based in South Florida. He was also the head coach at La Salle High School’s football program and for the women’s basketball team at Coral Gables High.

Aside from his long coaching career, he’s a historian of the city, a longtime resident and a hardcore sports fan. He has the perfect knowledge base to get to the root of this conundrum and it made for a really insightful conversation. His ability to analyze and understand all sports made for an interesting look into all of Miami’s sports teams and why they haven’t been able to sustain consistency for a long period of time.

Andres Frenero is a senior at the Honors College in FIU majoring in Broadcast Journalism. He likes to stay up to date with the latest sports news and enjoys watching the NBA, NFL, and AEW whenever possible. He hopes to get into sports journalism after graduation, particularly as part of a sports team in the NFL or NBA.

Aidan Chacon is a senior student at FIU, pursuing his Digital Broadcasting degree. He is
passionate about sports, journalism within the field of sports, and multimedia production within the wide and broad world of sports. He enjoys following professional sports, producing and posting sports content on social media, and expanding his knowledge on content creation and sports media production.

Sebastian Valenzuela is a senior student at FIU pursuing a degree in digital TV and multimedia. He is passionate about editing behind the scenes in entertainment. He also has experience in designing graphics. He worked an internship for Univision which led him to learn new techniques in multimedia and broadening his horizons for potential careers in media.