Update: More than a week after broadcasting the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals at Haulover sandbar, the giant, 46-foot-long floating screen will travel back to the Intracoastal Waterway for the France-Croatia final. The free screening will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 15, offshore at Haulover Beach State Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
Kick a soccer ball in any direction, and you’re likely to strike one of South Florida’s many 2018 World Cup watch parties at local bars and restaurants.
Here’s a free watch party that’s only accessible by sea: On Saturday, July 7, the Sweden versus England and Russia versus Croatia matches will be broadcast on a 46-foot-long floating screen parked at Haulover Sandbar.
The party comes from outdoor advertising company Ballyhoo Media, whose screen will show both matches aboard its 58-foot boat named Ballyhoo. The boat will be anchored adjacent to the sandbar, located on the Intracoastal about 50 yards from the Haulover Marina at Haulover Beach State Park, a Ballyhoo spokesperson says.
While the party is designed for seafaring folks on private vessels, swimmers, boat charters and standup paddleboarders can also join the party (and work on their tans). Don’t forget to pack food and beer.
The World Cup quarterfinal action begins at 10 a.m. with Sweden versus England and continues at 2 p.m. with Russia versus Croatia.