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Beckham Overtown Soccer Stadium Presentation In Full

Below is the slideshow presented by Beckham’s soccer partners at a meeting in Overtown last month (via the Herald):

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zachj305
zachj305
8 months 19 days ago

Hopefully the lack of nearby parking will push people to ‘park and ride’ the metrorail to games. Most of the metrorail stations have plentiful parking. What remains to be seen is if car-centric Miamians can be convinced to use mass transit.
We need a much more comprehensive system, however what does exist functions quite well. I think that most people who have a stigma about taking mass transit probably have never experienced it.

laz
laz
8 months 19 days ago

the people that are going to come to these games will be from the suburbs they need more parking

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months 18 days ago

They can ride to a metrorail station and park there. Ride the rest of the way in an elevated train. I live in Hialeah and park my car in that station which is always available with parking and ride the train to a Heat game, Bayside or just visit some friends living in downtown. The only thing I would like to see is more Metro stations. Kendall, FIU, Doral, Adventura, Miami Beach…etc. These are all places I visit friends or family and would like that choice to ride a train to them and save me some gas, mileage and traffic congestion headaches. Not to also mention the headache of finding parking in said places.

suomynona
suomynona
8 months 19 days ago

Over the last week I’ve seen surveyors at several intersections that border this property. I assume it’s for this project.

I’m also becoming OK with the lack of parking garages by the stadium.

If you live out west by FIU, take Uber. If you live in Doral, Hialeah, Opa Locka, Kendall, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay or Homestead, drive to the nearest metrorail station and ride to Culmer station from there.

If you live in NMB, Aventura or eastern Broward and PBC, the eastern TriRail may be up and running by the time the stadium opens. If you live in western Broward, drive down 75/826 to the metrorail.

Enough with parking. I actually like that rendering even if it’s not being used for this site.

I’m also going to repeat: There is no way they were ever going to build a stadium at the OB site. There was not even close to enough land there to put a stadium. It’s disconcerting that local politicians pushed an inadequate site so fervently.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months 17 days ago

i cant wait to buy season tickets. we’re really lucky. MLS is taking off around the country.

Overtown Up
Overtown Up
8 months 19 days ago

Es hora de avanzar. Ese sector de Overtown es el más descuidado, merecen también la oportunidad de recibir nuevos proyectos e ingresos que se inviertan en la comunidad. Apoyo y me parece correcto que el estadio se instale el estadio ahí, es un triángulo que quedara cerca del Worlcenter, del All Aboard Florida y del futuro River landing. Esa zona tiene algunas tierras libres que zonifican T5 o T6, promueve la instalación de nuevos retails y suena más equitativo como así también el compromiso de la Ciudad en seguridad, infraestructura y desarrollo urbano. Hoy en día se torna peligroso andar por ahí pero espero el día en que se concrete la definición de la compra de las tierras de la Ciudad por parte del grupo de Beckham. No he leído cuando es el due dilligence de las tierras privadas ya bajo contrato. Decían 29 de febrero alguien tiene el dato certero?

Yet Another Anonymous
Yet Another Anonymous
8 months 19 days ago

This looks like a high school midterm power point project. Unbecoming of a serious organization I am rooting for.

Oscar
Oscar
8 months 19 days ago

Agreed. I do this for a living and can’t believe that an organization primed to invest hundreds of millions of dollars doesn’t pony up for a polished presentation. Substance over style but always best to have both.

suomynona
suomynona
8 months 19 days ago

It was for discussion purposes only for the residents of Overtown. Hopefully real “plans” are unveiled in the next few months.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months 18 days ago

The more parking they build, the more people will stay away from public transportation. We have to start building things without parking. Look around the most dynamic cities in the world and you won’t see any parking lots. It’s got to start somewhere and if we don’t start now, it will never happen. Leave the parking lots to the suburbs. The city core should be urban, dynamic and without parking lots. You will see how people will want to congregate and be in it.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months 16 days ago

This is frankly appalling. I think it’s great that a stadium is being considered for an urban location in (relatively) close proximity to Metrorail. However, this proposal is utterly and completely wrong.

To say that this is squeezed onto the site would be an understatement. While it’s great that this isn’t surrounded by a sea of parking lots, it needs SOME breathing room for pedestrian circulation, queueing, and recreation.

How will 25,000-30,000 people be accommodated on the sidewalks around this site? Simply showing a flashy (literally; that facade will blind and/or melt anyone in the vicinity) building while leaving the ground place blank reveals much about this proposal. Views from 1,000 ft up in the air don’t represent how this will be experienced by anyone in reality. This project will overwhelm Spring Garden and turn a quiet enclave into a backdoor to this project, complete with bright lights, amplified sound, and crowds of people.

I want to see street-level renderings. I want to see the open space/sidewalk design. I want to see how they expect the crowds to access this site. I want to see how they plan to mitigate impacts on Spring Garden. I call bullshit.

Eric
Eric
8 months 19 days ago

The distance to existing parking lots shown on the parking supply slide didn’t look optimal. Will it end up being like the old Orange Bowl?

suomynona
suomynona
8 months 19 days ago

The OB wasn’t 3 blocks from a metrorail station.

marc
marc
8 months 19 days ago

and about 5 from another

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