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Beckham's vision for bayview Miami stadium released
by Paul Kennedy, March 24th, 2014 6:55PM
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TAGS:  david beckham, mls


[MLS EXPANSION] If he gets approval for his downtown Miami stadium, David Beckham will have elevated MLS soccer-specific stadiums to a new level. Renderings for the stadium, which the MLS expansion group hopes to win approval for at PortMiami near the Biscayne Bay, include spectacular downtown views.

The plans for the stadium with a capacity still to be determined were unveiled on Monday. Plans for the development on the southwest corner of Dodge Island also call for a hotel, retail space with shops, restaurants and nightclub, plaza and park to be built. No estimate for the cost of the stadium was given, though the Beckham group has insisted it will be privately funded.

“When people think of Miami, they immediately think about being near or on the water," Beckham said in a statement. "I asked my team to develop ideas for a stadium that embraces the best of the destination. Even though we are in the early stages of building the franchise, I believe we have a vision that not only Miami would be proud of, but one that will resonate around the world.”

MiamiPort tenant Royal Caribbean Cruises opposes the project because of concerns about the traffic at the port, the busiest in the world for cruise ships.

The Miami expansion group, which needs the approval of Miami-Date County commissioners for the project, has identified three other venues as alternative sites for the stadium.

Beckham speaks out about stadium project:

1 comment
  1. Eric in DC
    commented on: March 30, 2014 at 11:56 a.m.
    A huge problem of the waterfront area in Miami is over-development. Looks like Beckham will help with the over-development. :-/

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