Viera ‘Great American Celebration’ A Hit With Fans
By Space Coast Daily // July 18, 2013
The Viera Company hosts gala celebration
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — It was a quintessential summer afternoon in Viera on July 5 for a town-wide get-together on the berm at Space Coast Stadium – before, during and after the Brevard County Manatees’ game.
“The 19th Annual Great American Celebration was a sold out success on July 5,” said Stephanie Byrd of The Viera Company.
“The weather was beautiful, sunny with a slight breeze in the air, as baseball fans placed their lawn chairs and blankets down for the big game.”
A crowd of 3,904 saw the Brevard County Manatees’ nine-game home winning streak snapped in an exciting contest against the Daytona Cubs.
GREAT FOOD & FIREWORKS
In addition to enjoying a great Mantees game, festivities featured cookout-style dinner, a souvenir item and one of the biggest fireworks displays in the area.
“The berm was host to Viera residents, military families and residents from around Brevard with an all-you-can-eat barbeque dinner, souvenir t-shirt and a chance at a home run ball,” said Byrd.
Local Viera Discovery Center Ambassadors were on hand to answer questions about Viera and share information about upcoming events. Families brought their in-town relatives to see how much fun Brevard and Viera can be.
The Brevard County Manatees worked hard to get on the scoreboard but it was the Daytona Cubs who got their first with a run at the top of the first inning.
Cameron Garfield was able to get on the board for the Manatees but the Cubs won the game.
“The Manatees’ great staff worked hard to keep the crowd engaged and and “Fear the SEA COW” chant made the game fun,” said Byrd.
Fireworks exploded in the air after the game and could be seen for miles. Players and their families were able to sit out on the field and watch as Bruce Springsteen belted “Born in the USA” over the speakers.
A younger local resident was heard saying, “Wow…those were bright! I love the fireworks!”
ABOUT THE VIERA COMPANY
The Viera Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of DUDA, manages commercial and residential development of DUDA’s non-agricultural property in Florida and is the master developer of the the master-planned town of Viera in Brevard County, Florida.
The company’s integrated real estate operations also include Viera Realty, Inc. (residential sales) and Viera Builders, Inc. (home construction).
The Viera Company plays an integral role in DUDA’s land strategy by providing a means to maximize and enhance the company’s land values.
After its establishment in 1989, The Viera Company’s first Development of Regional Impact (DRI) for the master-planned town of Viera was approved in 1990 for approximately 3,000 acres of DUDA’s Cocoa Ranch property in Brevard County, Florida. Construction began on the first residential neighborhoods of Viera East within the DRI in 1992.
In 1995, the 6,000-acre central Viera expansion was approved by Brevard County. In 2005, the company announced plans to complete its master-planned community and received approval for the development of West Viera on approximately 11,000 acres on December 15, 2009.
Other development projects by The Viera Company include the mixed-use retail development project of Oviedo Crossing – built near its company headquarters in Oviedo, Florida.