Miami International on Tuesday unveiled its newly renovated Military Hospitality Lounge.
The renovations were funded by Major League Baseball, the Miami Marlins and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, through the 2017 All-State Legacy Initiative. The lounge provides a private space for traveling military members. The refurbished space includes MLB-specialized furniture, appliances, flooring and signage.
New carpeting, ceiling tiles and portraits of military members with their families were installed in the walkway to the lounge by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
The newly refurbished lounge, operated by the non-profit organization Armed Forces Service Center, Inc., provides complimentary rest areas, refreshments and computer, internet and telephone service for traveling military members and their families with a valid military ID. The lounge space is provided free of charge by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, with operating costs funded entirely by private donations.