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Miami authorities aim to take Ultra back to Bayfront Park

The news comes after City of Miami chose not to renew Ultra's contract for 2020...

Ultra Miami could be returning to the iconic Bayfront Park location following a resolution from City of Miami.

Earlier this year City of Miami chose not to extend the contract for Ultra at Bayfront Park, which prompted the move to Virginia Key this year.

Although it seemed the Homestead-Miami Speedway could be a new home for the festival following a successful petition for the extension of operating hours, City of Miami have now shared their conerns on the impact moving Ultra to a new location could have.

Commissioner Manolo Reyes shared his concerns regarding the relocation, saying “We can not be running businesses out of the City of Miami. Hialeah wants it. Homestead wants it. Everybody wants it. That’s why I want to know what happened.”

Reyes is not the only City of Miami official to comment on the move, with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez sharing, “I was always a long-term supporter of Ultra as commissioner because I really felt that it went to the brand of the city. We had the attention of the world during that week similarly to Basel during Art Basel week for the arts community.” 

The resolution will be take place on 27th June, with officials voting whether or not to renew Ultra's contract at Bayfront Park.