The ribbon cutting for Bird Bowl in Miami, Florida, was pushed back several months. It is no surprise given that the 40-lane center was on track to be the largest bowling center in the southern United States. The center was to have the newest AMF bowling technology, including AMF Underground ball returns, which made the ball return invisible to the bowlers. It was one of only a few centers in the country to feature the device. Bird Bowl officially opened on Thanksgiving Day 1956, just in time to roll a few turkeys!
Photographer unknown, from the IBMHOF collection